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Posted: December 6, 2006
Nanotechnology nanoRISK December newsletter deals with nanofoods
(Nanowerk News) The December issue of nanoRISK looks at nanotechnology applications in the food industry. As always, it includes numerous briefs on papers, initiatives, and upcoming events.
The main article "Nanofoods – coming to a fridge near you" deals with nanotechnology applications in food and food-related areas.
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