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How will nanotechnology affect agricultural supply chains?


Lu, J and Bowles, M, How will nanotechnology affect agricultural supply chains?, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 16, (2) pp. 21-42. ISSN 1559-2448 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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The development of nanotechnology creates an excellent opportunity to address complex technical issues of agricultural supply chains and heralds revolutionary changes. The potential application of nanotechnology to the agricultural and food supply chain is reviewed. Although there is evidence that nanotechnology could enhance agricultural supply chains, further research is necessary to determine whether awareness of the technical advances and benefits alone will be sufficient to overcome resistance to the implementation of these new technologies. Failure to embrace nanotechnology will deny the sector an opportunity to capitalize on improved product visibility, food safety, quality and security and associated economic benefits.© 2013 International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA).

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nanotechnology, agricultural products supply chain, agri-food supply chain, nanosensors, nan composites, supply chain management, smart supply chain.
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Distributed computing and systems software not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Other transport
Objective Field:Intermodal materials handling
UTAS Author:Bowles, M (Dr Marcus Bowles)
ID Code:88095
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2014-01-13
Last Modified:2014-08-07
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