14 The Future of Nanotechnology in Food Science and Nutrition:

Can Science Predict its Safety?


Árpád Pusztai and Susan Bardocz


Although practically all major food corporations have already developed or are in the process of developing programmes for possible nanotechnology applications in food processing and manufacturing, they are rather cautious in introducing products based on nanotechnology into the food chain. Because of the major problems that biotechnology companies had with the public’s reluctance to accept genetically modified foods, food companies are apparently rather reluctant to openly push forward with the commercialization of new foods based on nanotechnology.

Some of the applications at present, ...

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