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Nanotechnology promises to help farmers cut pesticide use – but could also make chemicals more toxic

By Tom Nederstigt, Postdoctoral research fellow, Leiden University
Martina G. Vijver, Professor of Ecotoxicology, Leiden University
Nanotechnology has pervaded numerous industrial sectors over the past decades. Although many of us may not be aware of it, nanomaterials are now embedded within many of the the products we use in our daily lives. Recent developments suggest that agriculture could be next in line.

Pesticide products based on nanoscale materials – nano-enabled pesticides – are currently heralded as a promising…The Conversation

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