Achieving food security through the very small

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Nanotechnology could make agriculture more efficient and more sustainable, but more systematic understanding of the mechanisms involved is necessary to prove the potential of nano-enabled agrochemicals.

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Fig. 1: Global projections.
Fig. 2: Nanotechnology can enhance agricultural productivity and promote food security by a number of pathways.


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White, J.C., Gardea-Torresdey, J. Achieving food security through the very small. Nature Nanotech 13, 627–629 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41565-018-0223-y

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