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Home > News > Nanofood, Nanotech & Nanites: Quantum Effects & Critical Choices?

January 18th, 2010

Nanofood, Nanotech & Nanites: Quantum Effects & Critical Choices?

Abstract:
An increasing amount of food product across the world is becoming nanofood. Ordinary food becomes nanofood when nanotechnology techniques or tools are used during its cultivation, production, processing or packaging. Nanofood does not necessarily mean atomically modified food or food produced by nanomachines. We may or may not want it, but the food industry does. Nanofood and nanofood packaging are already with us because the food industry has spotted the chance for huge profits. Every major food corporation has been investing in nanofood for many years. Several hundred companies around the world are now active in nanofood research and development. USA is the world leader in nanofoods followed by Japan, Europe and China. At present, Asia -- with more than 50 percent of the world population -- is the biggest market for nanofood, with China in the lead. The business is worth around USD 20 billion annually and growing exponentially.

(*Editor's note: the author suggests that "nanites" are current technology, when in fact we are a long way from developing nanoscale machines for any application outside the lab. "Usually nanites are controlled via some mechanism such as a wireless electric, magnetic, electromagnetic field or a chemical reaction." "Unless they run amok." -- pure fear-mongering.)

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