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  • 08.15.12

How Nanotechnology Is Changing How You Eat And Taste

You might think of the tiny tech as purely industrial, but scientists are incorporating nanotechnology into food at a rapid pace, for everything from making food taste saltier without using more salt to making it harder for your body to absorb cholesterol.

Nanotechnology is already revolutionizing industries, from the tech sector to the health care industry. It was only a matter of time until the application of this exciting science of building tiny structures came to food. Nanotechnology has already come up in our stories of future food packaging, offering germ-killing films and reinforcing plastic bottles to keep the fizz in our sodas. But nanotech is also making its way into the actual food we eat, as well. Here are some examples of where this trend is and the far reaches of where it could go.

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For more videos and stories on innovative solutions in food technology, check out the rest of our Feeding the Future series.

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