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March 28th, 2009

Fears nanotechnology rules not tough enough

Consumer and environment groups are concerned the burgeoning field of nanotechnology will soon be embraced by food companies and they want Australia's Food Standards Code to keep pace.

The technology promises to make food look and taste better but little is known about its health impact. Some food giants are reported to be researching the technology, though none have publically acknowledged it.

Europe is poised for a moratorium on the technology's use in food, while Australia thinks its current regulatory standards are sufficient.


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