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Upstream oversight for agrifood nanotechnology : a case studies approach


By csep - Posted on 25 August 2010

TitleUpstream oversight for agrifood nanotechnology : a case studies approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsKuzma, Jennifer, Romanchek James, and Kokotovich Adam
JournalRisk Analysis
Volume28
Issue4
Pagination1081-1098
Date Published2008
PublisherSociety for Risk Analysis
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0272-4332
Abstract

This article describes a proposed method to assess the oversight issues associated with the use of nanotechnology in agriculture and food production. Upstream oversight assessment seeks to anticipate teh types and features of emerging applications, their endpoints of use in society, the extent to wich users, workers, ecosystems, or consumers will be exposed, the nature of the matieral and its safety, wheter and where the the technologies might fit into current oversight systems, in light of these novel applications, and the possible societal concerns related to oversight for them. The authors describe this novel approach, as well as how it will help policymakers deal with the complicated convergent applications of agrifood nanotechnology.

DOI10.1111/j.1539-6924.2008.01071.x