Identification and Quantification of Nanomaterials in on Fruits and Vegetables

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Identification and Quantification of Nanomaterials in on Fruits and Vegetables Identification and Quantification of Nanomaterials in/on Fruits and Vegetables Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are and will be used as coatings on fruits and vegetables to enhance shelf life, limit microbial growth and enhance marketability in some cases. Currently there are no regulations or guidance regarding labeling foods that incorporate ENMs. Consequently, consumers are not aware of ENMs in their foods. Currently, there are no standard testing protocols for ENM detection on foods although several research groups have begun developing, validating and applying these techniques. The goal of this project is to apply standard and non-standard analytical methods and experimental protocols to identify and quantify ENMs on fruits and vegetables. The project will have three tasks: (1) ENM identification on fruits and vegetables provided by (FOE); (2) quantification of ENM released into water from fruits and vegetables provided by FOE; and (3) ENM identification & quantification on fruits and vegetables provided by the ASU research team. The intent is to obtain data of quality intended for publication in a peer reviewed journal article that supports or rejects the hypothesis: ENMs are present on fresh fruits and vegetables sold in the USA.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date5/2/1411/30/16

Funding

  • Friends of the Earth: $17,500.00

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