The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a joint expert meeting titled Application of Nanotechnologies in the Food and Agriculture Sectors: Potential Food Safety Implications, to be held June 1-5, 2009, in Rome, Italy. The gathering will reportedly address the potential food safety risks that may arise from nanoparticles, particularly in the areas of (i) nanotechnology applications in plant and animal food production; and (ii) nanotechnology applications in food processing, packaging
and distribution.

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