Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Sector: Implications for the Future

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Lynn J. Frewer, Willem Norde, Arnout Fischer, Frans Kampers
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 14, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 328 pages
Providing an overview of nanotechnology in the context of agriculture and food science, this monograph covers topics such as nano-applications in teh agri-food sector, as well as the social and ethical implications.
Following a review of the basics, the book goes on to take an in-depth look at processing and engineering, encapsulation and delivery, packaging, crop protection and disease. It highlights the technical, regulatory, and safety aspects of nanotechnology in food science and agriculture, while also considering the environmental impact.
A valuable and accessible guide for professionals, novices, and students alike.


Supramolecular Structures
Nanotechnology in Food Production
Using Nanoparticles in Agricultural and Food Diagnostics
Nanotechnologies for Improving Food Quality Safety
Products and Their Commercialization
Toxicology of Nanomaterials in Food
Nanomaterials in Food and Food Contact Materials Potential
Environmental Considerations of and Societal Reactions
Nanotechnology and Food Allergy
Public Engagement with Emerging Issues in AgriFood
Evolving Best Practice in Governance Policy Developing Consumer

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About the author (2011)

Lynn Frewer is a researcher and professor at the University of Wageningen and has worked for the Institute of Food Research in both Norwich and Reading. She is a founding editorial board member of the Journal of Risk Research and on the editorial boards of Environmental Biosafety Research and British Food Journal.

Willem Norde is Professor of Bionanotechnology at Wageningen University and professor of Colloid and Interface Science at the University medical Center Groningen. He has 240 scientific publications and is editor of the book Physical Chemistry of Biological Interfaces (Dekker, 2000), author of Colloids and Interfaces in Life Sciences (Dekker, 2003) and he is member of the editorial board of Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.

Arnout Fischer is lecturer and researcher in the Marketing and Consumer Behavior group at Wageningen University. His research focuses on public response to novel food products and technologies. He is particularly interested in seemingly irrational behavior leading to good choices.

Frans Kampers graduated in physics from Einhoven University and now coordinates the bionanotechnology research of Wageningen UR which predominantly is aimed at applications in food. He is also a member of the Executive Board of NanoNextNL, the nanotechnology research programme in the Netherlands, and is often invited to give presentations on nano-technology in food.

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