The use of nanotechnology in food production is becoming more commonplace in many countries, yet the risks and benefits are not being adequately investigated.
Are there nanotech particles in your food? It's about time we found out.
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Many companies are already using nanotchnology in agriculture, food processing, food packaging and supplements, yet often the food companies themselves don’t even know whether they’re using nano-based materials or not!
Nanotechnology allows the manipulation of materials on the scale of atoms, measured in nanometers (one billionth of a meter).