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GES Center Awarded Half-Million Dollar Grant to Study Responsible Innovation of Food Nanotechnology

NC State University’s Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center has received a half-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study responsible innovation of food nanotechnology.

Results from the $499,857 grant 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 two-year study will be led by GES Center Director Jennifer Kuzma, ​Goodnight-North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, and Khara Grieger, senior research scholar.

The Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center at NC State University is an international hub of interdisciplinary research, engaged scholarship and inclusive dialogues surrounding opportunities and challenges associated with genetic engineering and society. Positioned at the nexus of science and technology, the social sciences and humanities, the GES Center has taken a national and international lead in examining the technical, ethical and societal dimensions of the products and impacts of biotechnology.