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Food Nanotechnology: Expanding the Parameters of Consumer Acceptance

Nanotechnology is transforming food production, processing, and packaging. Researchers at Rutgers University, New Jersey, examined consumer beliefs about the relationship of nanotechnology to healthfulness, among other topic areas. In taste tests, samples were equally liked, regardless of whether they claimed nanotechnology benefits. Both genders were receptive to the idea, but research showed that men were more likely to accept nanotechnology in food.

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