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World of Food Science:

Volume 16  ̶  Nanotechnology



This issue of The World of Food Science provides an update on key issues by global experts about nanotechnologies that promise to revolutionise some aspects of foods, food quality, food safety and food processing. Four papers are provided on:


  • Nanomaterials in the food sector (Greiner et al.)

  • Detection and characterisation of engineered nanomaterials (Graf et al.)

  • Delivery of boactives by engineered nanometer-sized materials (Oehlke and Greiner)

  • Nanoscalar dispersion of antimicrobials: effect on food safety (Weiss).


Other features of this volume include:

  • Food Security Update: Alastair Hicks provides reports on consultations on traditional technologies held in Tanzania in November 1986 and a recent one held in Uganda in April 2013

  • Food Safety: an update by FAO on changing disease landscapes regarding world livestock, plus a reference to a history of ethnic foods in the USA

  • Association News: Ken Buckle and Richard Khaw provide a report on the 13th ASEAN Food Conference held in September 2013; Henry Jaeger provides a view of a young scientist on food science leaders of tomorrow; and Walter Spiess provides a report of the ICSU ROLAC meeting in Cuba in January 2014

  • International Regulatory Update: a brief summary of the UK Food Standards Agency Forward Evidence Plan 2014

  • Food Science 101 .…. Community education articles by Don Mercer on:

    • Drying berries

    • Peppers

    • Aseptic packaging

  • Calendar of Events: an update of some forthcoming conferences and events in food science and related topics throughout the globe.


Comments are welcome: contact Ken Buckle ( or Judith Meech ( with contributions or suggestions.  


  • News Headlines
  • Reports & Summaries
  • Calendar of Events



November 25-28

28th EFFoST International Conference, Uppsala, Sweden.



December 1-3

2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Food Enginerring - CAFEi 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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December 1-4

18th World Congress on Clinical Nutrition. Theme "Agriculture, Food and Nutrition for Health and Wellness".

International College of Nutrition and Ubon Ratchathani University.

Sunee Grand Hotel and Convention Center. Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.



December 2-4

Hi and Ni Euope Conference 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.



December 8-9

Ditigal Olfaction Society 2nd World Congress on Olfaction and Issues. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Toyko, Japan.





June 14-18

International Congress on Engineering and Food (ICEF), Quebec, Canada