December 2017 IFSN SeminarDr. William Hallman and Dr. Mary Nucci will present a webinar titled “Parameters of public acceptance of nanotechnology.” from 3- 4 pm Eastern on December 4, 2017. The seminar can be viewed via Adobe Connect as well as in Room 2311 of the Waterfront Building, Washington, DC. This seminar has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CEU).*
This seminar is part of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN) Seminar Series. These monthly seminars aim to disseminate new knowledge; engage with partners and stakeholders; and inspire the next generation of food safety and nutrition experts. For full information on the series, visit the seminar webpage.
Seminar OverviewResearch has demonstrated that there is a hierarchy of acceptance regarding the application of nanotechnology to food and agriculture. Understanding the parameters of consumer acceptance of nanotechnology is particularly important in better directing the future development of nanotechnologies intended to be applied to food and agricultural products. Our research has also underscored the importance of understanding how people come to comprehend the meaning of nanotechnology, a technology that is both literally and figuratively invisible to the public. The role of images in particular appeared to be key to the perceptions about nanotechnology, as being an “invisible” technology, nanotechnology is dependent on visual representation to communicate to the public. This webinar will discuss the current literature on public awareness and acceptance of nanotechnology, focusing on our research that addresses questions related to organic, vegetarian and vegan foods, pet and livestock foods, acceptability of specific nanomaterials, and nano-enabled packaging.
- Recognize the factors that influence public perceptions of nanotechnology applied to food and agriculture.
- Evaluate the influence of parameters of public acceptance in research and development on nanotechnology in food and agriculture.
William K. Hallman, PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Mary L. Nucci, MS, PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
*Registered Dietician Nutritionists (RDNs) or Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered (NDTRs) who attend this seminar and wish to receive the CEU certificate please e-mail Pascale C. Jean
Start Date:Monday, December 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
End Date:Monday, December 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Location:Waterfront Centre Building, Room 2311, Washington, District of Columbia, United States