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July 25, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

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The GES Center has received a half-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to study responsible innovation of food nanotechnology.

Results from this work include obtaining critical information on responsible innovation practices that can help ensure the sustainability of nanomaterials in food and agricultural applications, identifying stakeholder concerns, and highlighting key lessons applicable to novel technologies in food and agriculture sectors more broadly.

The grant will be led by PI Khara Grieger, Senior Research Scholar, and Co-PI Jennifer Kuzma, ​Goodnight-NC GSK Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and Co-Director of the Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center at NC State University.

Project Title: Social Implications and Best Practices for Responsible Innovation of Nanotechnology in Food and Agriculture
Period of Performance: July 2019 – July 2021
Funding: $499,857 from USDA/NIFA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Khara Grieger; Co-PI: Dr. Jennifer Kuzma

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