Moving policy and regulation forward for nanotechnology applications in agriculture
The successful use of nanotechnology in agriculture will only be possible with a concerted effort to overcome the challenges posed by policies and regulations that are not yet fit for purpose.
On the elusive nature of the public
Discussions on agricultural nanotechnology are pervaded with conflicting accounts of public opinion. A pragmatist concept may help to explain why this is so difficult to identify.
How nanocarriers delivering cargos in plants can change the GMO landscape
Genetically modified organisms as foods are a globally contested topic. What dictates the regulatory oversight of genetically modified crops could be redefined by advances in nanotechnology and genome editing.
Expectations from nano in agriculture
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.
Perspectives and Reviews
Opportunities and challenges for nanotechnology in the agri-tech revolution
Nanotechnology offers a range of opportunities for sustainable agriculture. Successful developments will need a systems approach to designing proposed nanotechnologies.
A One Health approach to managing the applications and implications of nanotechnologies in agriculture
The development of nano-enabled agriculture will require proper safety regulations. This Perspective outlines the need for a combined approach to regulate health and environmental risks under the same framework.
Nano-enabled strategies to enhance crop nutrition and protection
Nanomaterials have the potential to be very effective as fertilizers and pesticides for crops. This article reviews results so far and challenges ahead.
Nanobiotechnology approaches for engineering smart plant sensors
Nanotechnology can be used to create smart plant sensors that could eventually improve agricultural productivity.