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Nano-enabled agriculture

We have reason to believe that nanomaterials could play an important role in providing more sustainable agriculture, especially in the production of crops. The articles included in this Insight illustrate some of the most important opportunities of nanotechnology in smarter food production and preservation, as well as the challenges in technology as well as those posed by public perception and acceptance and the lack of proper regulation.




J. Scott Angle is the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in the US. Anne Mullen asks him about opportunities for nanotechnology in agriculture and food security. The views expressed below do not necessarily represent the official views of NIFA or the US Department of Agriculture.

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