A recently published article has called on food manufacturers within the UK to 'recognise the massive potential of nanotechnology in creating healthier foods'.
Foods produced with nanoparticles 'can deliver a more rapid hit of taste', meaning that other ingredients such as salts and fats can be reduced as the particles are more evenly distributed. Nanotechnology would also allow a 'two- or three-fold increase in shelf-life' for foods.
The article also contains an interview with a representative from nanoKTN, who stated that "the UK was the leading country for developing the science behind nanotechnology" but that it has come to suffer from "that age-old problem of translating research into commercial benefit". He also highlighted that the UK was now falling behind countries in the Far East when it came to commercialising nanotechnology.