House of Lords to Release Report on Nanotechnology and Food

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will this week publish its report on Nanotechnologies and Food.

The Committee has been looking in detail at the use of nanotechnologies in the food industry and has explored how these technologies are likely to develop. It has considered where government might need to develop regulations and effective communications to ensure public confidence is maintained.

The report will be strictly embargoed until 00:01 on Friday 8 January 2010.

The Committee will hold an embargoed press conference for journalists at 10:30am on Thursday 7 January at the Science Media Centre at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS.

Anyone wishing to attend the press conference should contact Owen Williams at [email protected] or on the number above.

Representing the Committee at the press briefing and answering journalists questions on the report will be:

  • Lord Krebs - Chairman of the Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into Nanotechnologies and Food.
  • Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan - Member of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee.
  • Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve - Co-opted member of the Nanotechnologies and Food inquiry.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report can be obtained from 10:30am on Thursday 7 January. Anyone wishing to request an embargoed electronic copy of the report or bid for an interview with Lord Krebs should contact Owen Williams, Head of Press and Media, House of Lords, on the email or phone number above.

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