just spent the last two days enjoying the hospitality of Cientifica and Wageningen
University at the first ever Nano4Food
Conference in Wageningen, here in the Netherlands.
a delicious conference with a menu of Nanotech / Food related topics that
left me feeling a bit like Oliver Twist and asking for more !
First ( and lets really hope ) not the last Nano4Food conference
stood up well against its original principles and pre
So what was on the menu ?
Here's what Nano4Food was advertising : “ The
Nano4Food Conference will be the first opportunity for the food sector's
key players, leading suppliers and research community to meet, network
and discuss the entire value chain of nanotechnology's commercial development. “
I felt the conference was a success in many areas, two areas of real interest
to myself, and many fellow delegates were only presented as a “ first course
starter “ and not as a “hearty main meal “,
as many of us pre-conference had expected.
fairly “Low Calorie “ coverage
of Nanotechnology & Food
Packaging left us all wanting more, and the golden opportunity
to start the debate around Possible Consumer rejection
of new forms of substances in Food created via Nanotechnology methods “ was
not only a very “Slim Line Debate “ it was almost also 99% Fat Free !
Still Nano4Food 2005
was a start…
sit here writing this I keep asking myself why did so many of one type
of delegate attend ( for example Researchers, Food Technicians etc ) ,
and another type of delegate stay away ?
Trade Associations, & Nanotechnology
Associations, Investors, Consumer Groups, Marketers should be asking themselves
why they did they not bother to attend this first ever Nano4Food Conference.
just a case of “ Food issues ..well
we have that all covered “ that keep them away or because they see
the word Nanotechnology so it must be just all hype ?
view Nanotechnology and Food are two very Hot issues, and the debate around
the Nanotech advancement into all areas of Food Production and Processing
is a debate best served up fresh.
Finally, in the time honoured tradition of a Restaurant Food Critic here
is my 1 to 10 ranking for Nano4Food 2005
2005 Score : 8
you have any comments about Nanotech & Food please feel free to email
me direct via nanotech(at)voyle.net
David W.G. Voyle