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Nanotechnology: An Elixir to Life Sciences

Version 1 : Received: 15 February 2019 / Approved: 26 February 2019 / Online: 26 February 2019 (10:56:29 CET)

How to cite: Khan, Z.; Khan, S.H.; Ghouri, M.Z.; Shahzadi, H.; Arshad, S.F.; Waheed, U.; Firdous, S.; Mehboob, Q.; Ahmad, A. Nanotechnology: An Elixir to Life Sciences. Preprints 2019, 2019020235 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201902.0235.v1). Khan, Z.; Khan, S.H.; Ghouri, M.Z.; Shahzadi, H.; Arshad, S.F.; Waheed, U.; Firdous, S.; Mehboob, Q.; Ahmad, A. Nanotechnology: An Elixir to Life Sciences. Preprints 2019, 2019020235 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201902.0235.v1).

Abstract

Agriculture sector is the backbone of developing countries for their economy. Growing world’s population is putting more pressure on agriculture sector and there is a need to develop new technology to address the crises of food safety and food shortage. Today’s agriculture has been entered in a new era where nanotechnology works as a technological advancement regarding entire agriculture crops, and food sector revolution, even though, it has prodigious applications in food production, food processing, food packaging, food storage and economic growth of industries. Moreover, nanotechnology is the best solution to solve problems related to better food and agriculture. Likewise, biotechnology, nanotechnology also raised high concerns upon safety on biodiversity, health and environment. Nanotechnology is providing efficient alternatives to increase the crop production by managing the insect/pests in agriculture in an eco-friendly manner. It also promotes plant efficiency to absorb nutrients. However, the concerns are very high regarding regulation, safety and approval of nanotechnology products by risk assessment authorities. The suggested review includes stupendous applications of nanotechnology in food and agriculture sector along with its prospective merits and associated risks.

Subject Areas

nanotechnology; nanoparticles; biosynthesis; agriculture; food sciences; health sciences; environmental sciences

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