Stakeholder Reflections on the DEFRA Nanotechnologies Stakeholder Forum
5 years on - a beacon or just a landmark?
Reflections on the 2004 Royal Society/Royal Academy of Engineering 2004 report into Nanotechnologies - what was its impact and what is its legacy?
On 29th July 2004, the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering released their seminal report Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies: opportunities and uncertainties.
5 years on, to mark this milestone, The Responsible Nano Forum invited opinion formers from science, risk, investment, ngos, unions, business and consumer groups to reflect on the legacy of the report and what still remains to be done. Download PDF
Nano & Food Issues Review
Prepared for stakeholder meeting on 4th March 2009. (Prior to House of Lords Nano and Food Inquiry).
Opinion formers were interviewed to distil the key issues for nano and food requiring action by government, business and others. The report focuses on the key issues raised, while the workshop report outlined the actions needing to be taken based on the opinions of those attending.
Views include: "no-one knows who is using what, how and where, it is a real mess" and "is it 100nm, 200nm or is it 300nm - is size even relevant - no-one seems to agree on the basics?" "What's the business response? Hide." Download PDF
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