This is a unique and important project devoted to the use of nanotechnology in the development of nanomaterials for use in food and agriculture. Nanotechnology is continuing to have a profound impact over our society, by bringing new technical breakthroughs in material and biological, and by creating new environmental and ethical challenges related to its implementation in many biological applications. To manage these complex issues, one will need future generations to understand the technology in order to make educated decisions concerning its use. Development of sensing and processing technologies based on nanoscale phenomena becomes increasingly relevant for our society as we continue to advance our knowledge of biological phenomena related to food, agriculture, environment and energy. As we understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie the emergence and spread of pathogens and their consequent impact on our agricultural and food systems, it becomes evident that the technology to intervene and mitigate their effects on public health need to be correspondingly small, i.e. within the realm of nanotechnology.
|Effective start/end date||10/1/11 → 9/30/16|
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))