Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Sector – Implications for the future is a well written eBook on the role of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is the study and use of particles at the nano scale. It has several benefits in drug, health, agriculture and food industry.
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This book primarily deals with the future applications and roles that nanotechnology can play in the betterment of agri-food sector. Agriculture produces all the food for humanity. So, by incorporating nanotechnology during various steps of food chain we can improve the agriculture in the true sense.
Book is divided into four parts.
- Basic Applications
- Food Applications
- Nanotechnology and Society
Book starts with the fundamentals of nanotechnology. It includes the intermolecular interactions and supra molecular structures. These are the basic concepts that help understanding the field of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Sector then contains information about the nanotechnology and the food. Applications of Nanotechnology in Foods, encapsulation, packaging, nano-emulsions, Preparation of Food Matrices etc are included in this regard. Along with the applications of nanotechnology, the books also points towards the risks associated with this technology. Nanotechnology also finds its applications and use in agricultural and food diagnostics. Different models for the food diagnostics are discussed in this book. Nano Functionalized Techniques in Crop and Livestock Production also have a future implication. Nanotechnologies for Improving Food Quality, Safety, and Security are mentioned in the book.
Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Sector book has a scope of products produced through nanotechnology. The commercialization of these products is also mentioned in this very book. Last part of the book deals with implications of nanotechnology on society. It includes the toxicology of nano materials in food and their regulatory control. It also includes the environmental considerations and relationship between nanotechnology and food allergy.
Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Sector
Editors: Lynn J. Frewer, Willem Norde, Arnout Fischer, and Frans Kampers