‘Nano Inside’

Two words that are unlikely to appear in a supermarket near you any
time soon. But not because nanotechnology has no application in food – far from
it!

The reason that the food industry is unlikely to be advertising the
widespread applications of nanotechnology, according to Dr. Frans Kampers, of
Wageningen University in the Netherlands, is because both the scientists
developing the technologies and the food industry that could reap the benefits,
are exercising the cautionary principle and ensuring that effective risk
management applied. Experience that has told them how reluctant consumers can be
to accept new technologies on their plates.

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