Nanotechnology promises to revolutionize global nutrition — but it might be dangerous

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Proponents of nanotechnology say it will revolutionize farming and global food systems, with applications being explored that could cut waste, make food safer and help create ‘super crops’ that escape the controversial label of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). If successful, it could help to overcome poor yields, malnutrition and opposition to GMOs – all of which are still large challenges in the global South. The science of nanotech is cutting-edge but simple enough to be affordable globally. And the development prospect is huge. So it’s no surprise that many developing countries have already embarked on commercializing the technology. But the…

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