"Nanoscale applications across the food and drink sector"

The current level of adoption of nanotechnology in the European food sector is at an early stage, but it is expected that more and more products will be available in the EU over the coming years. However, the value of nanotechnology in food packaging is on an upward trend with a worldwide market value for such packaging in 2008 of $4.13 billion, rising to $7.4 billion by 2014 as the benefits of nanotechnology in a variety of forms of packaging are realised.

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