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Implications of nanotechnology growth in food and agriculture in OECD countries

By csep - Posted on 22 February 2013

TitleImplications of nanotechnology growth in food and agriculture in OECD countries
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsGruère, Guillaume P.
JournalFood Policy
Pagination191 - 198
Date Published4/2012
ISSN Number03069192
KeywordsAgriculture, Food Safety

Abstract: This article provides an analysis of the implications of the growth of nanotechnology in the agriculture and food sector in OECD countries. Three main policy challenges are identified related to funding and investment, risk governance, and public acceptance. Each of these interconnected challenges underlines a number of ethical questions that need to be addressed. Several recommendations are laid out to move forward and adapt to these emerging policy issues.

Short TitleFood Policy

Beyonce Slapped On Butt By Fan During Concert


Beyonce got up close and personal with her fans at Monday's concert - maybe a little too up close!
While performing in Copenhagen, Denmark, the singer touched the hands of her fans as she performed, but one fan took it a little too far.
During "Irreplaceable," the singer was slapped on the butt by one overly enthusiastic fan and Bey was not happy about it. "I will have you escorted out right now,abjd, alright?" she told the man in footage seen on YouTube.
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