“The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has co-authored a report examining different approaches worldwide to the regulation of nanotechnology in the agricultural food and feed sector.
The analysis found that only the EU and Switzerland have binding nanomaterial definitions and specific provisions for some nanotechnology applications. Most regions rely on non-legally binding guidance and standards for industry.
The study concludes that collaboration of countries across the globe is necessary to ensure safety in the sector.
The information, published in the Journal of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, was gathered by:
• the JRC;
• the European Food Safety Authority (Efsa); and
• RIKILT-Wageningen. »
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