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nanotechnology and food: the future’s bright, the future’s tiny?

Dr Qasim Chaudhry, Principal Research Scientist at Central Science Laboratory, Defra
Dr Jonathan Powell, Head of Biomineral Research, MRC Human Nutrition Research in Cambridge
Prof Teresa Tetley, Professor of Lung Cell Biology at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Nanotechnologies are developing at an increasing rate and they have many exciting potential uses in food and health, but, as with almost any new technology, there are concerns over safety. This briefing highlighted recent developments and discussed whether the consumption of nanoparticles poses a risk, with particular focus on the gut and lung.

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