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Mini Review Article - African Journal of Food Science and Technology ( 2022) Volume 13, Issue 8

Challenges of nanotechnology in agriculture, postharvest & monitoring quality and shelf life of food products

Dawei Liu*
Department of Food Science and Engineering, Teachers College of Yangzhou, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, 225127, P.R. China
*Corresponding Author:
Dawei Liu, Department of Food Science and Engineering, Teachers College of Yangzhou, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, 225127, P.R. China, Email:

Received: 03-Aug-2022, Manuscript No. AJFST-22-75403; Editor assigned: 04-Aug-2022, Pre QC No. AJFST-22-75403 (PQ); Reviewed: 18-Aug-2022, QC No. AJFST-22-75403; Revised: 23-Aug-2022, Manuscript No. AJFST-22-75403 (R); Published: 30-Aug-2022, DOI: http:/


Guaranteeing nourishment security in creating nations is exceedingly challenging due to moo efficiency of the farming division, debasement of normal assets, tall post cultivating misfortunes, less or no esteem expansion, and tall populace development. Analysts are endeavoring to embrace more current advances to improve supply to contract the nourishment request hole. Nanotechnology is one of the promising advances that seem make strides agrarian efficiency by means of nano fertilizers, utilize of productive herbicides and pesticides, soil include control, wastewater administration, and pathogen discovery. It is similarly advantageous for mechanical nourishment handling with improved nourishment generation with amazing advertise esteem, lifted wholesome and detecting property, progressed security, and way better antimicrobial assurance. Nanotechnology can too diminish post-farming misfortunes by expanding the rack life with the help of nanoparticles. Nanosensors are chemical or mechanical sensors utilized in nourishment and water quality location to distinguish the nearness of chemical species. Biosensor empowered bundling frameworks can identify nourishment quality and amplify rack life. Nanosensors give speedier and more precise location of organisms, poisons, and adulterants. Nanoparticles may too be utilized to identify biodegradable nourishment components such as vitamins and cancer prevention agents. The audit centers on the developing application of nanotechnology based sensors for rack life investigation of nourishment items, counting freshness observing, nourishment security estimation, and discovery of ruined nourishment components.


Agriculture, Food processing, Food security, Nanotechnology, Nanosensors


The preeminent all inclusive challenge on our planet is the address of setting up nourishment security for a quickly expanding populace within the world. Expectations appear that nourishment request is likely to rise from 59 to 98% for the world populace coming to 9 billion by 2050. In spite of an increment of the world populace especially in creating nations, the worldwide nourishment supply hindered by the consumption of bio-resources for generation of vitality fabricating chemicals tall post cultivating misfortune less esteem expansion, wasteful dispersion and The centered categories of nanomaterials for creating sensors in nourishment applications are inorganic, natural, and carbon allotropes. In this setting, the characteristics highlights of inorganic nanomaterials natural nanomaterials and carbon allotropes for creating nanotechnology-based sensors have been (Balino-Zuazo & Barranco, 2016).

Encourage a point by point discourse on the utilize of inorganic nanomaterials such as gold, silver, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide nanoparticles for creating sensors in deciding nourishment rack life (freshness, decay, and nourishment security) has been made. Due to accessible critical properties, counting biocompatibility, nontoxicity, photochemical action, expansive surface region, and electronic properties, the inorganic nanomaterials are a promising candidate for creating sensors to be utilized in nourishment segments. Other than, the consideration of natural or bio polymeric nanomaterials and carbon allotropes for creating sensors for nourishment rack life has too been examined (Chalupowicz et al., 2020).

Nanotechnology implies the synthesis, planning, characterizing, and utilization of congregations, devices, and frameworks by means of coordinating the morphology and measure variety at nanometer level from 1 -100 nm. For your reference one nanometer-scale implies one-billionth (10-9) of portion of one meter which suggests that the application of the innovation at this measure. Nano science and nanotechnologies considered as imaginative demeanors in formative inquire about related to the learning of wonders and operation of substance at nuclear, atomic, or macromolecular levels at which arrange their properties are impressively shifted to those at bulk level. Here, the natural chemical and physical characteristics of coming about items are in a general sense distinctive from those of bulk fabric. The examination of properties at Nano scale gives birth to adjusted properties that can be utilized fabricating novel materials with adjusted structures, more current apparatuses and items (Chaudhry et al., 2008).

Nanomaterials are broadly utilized for a few nourishment applications such as sensors for nourishment investigation, biodegradable bundling, eatable nourishment bundling, shrewdly bundling, and dynamic bundling. Also, nanomaterials are utilized in nourishment divisions as Nano added substances, Nano capsules, gelatin operators, Nano carriers, anticaking operators, etc. The most work of nanotechnology in nourishment security incorporates nourishment security, conservation, and functionalization. Moreover, food quality and security got to be measured for the secure conveyance of nourishment items to end-users. In this setting, a few explanatory strategies are broadly utilized to degree the soundness of the nourishment components, counting spectrometric or chromatographic (Cheng et al., 2006).

The utilize of biosensors combined with progressed advances within the field of atomic science, nanomaterials, and microfluidics have colossal applications for the efficiency of crops. These are too connected to screen the activity of microorganisms within the soil and able to predict the likely frequency of soil contaminations. The essential rule related to soil examination with the biosensor is to discover out the comparative activity of positive and negative microorganisms in soil depends upon variety on oxygen utilization amid their breathing. They too offer numerous openings in detecting contaminants and their obstacle, by means of utilizing modern properties related to nanomaterials (Shi et al., 2018).


In an period of pressed nourishment, there has been ceaseless extension of nourishment handling businesses day by day. There's a require for secure and successful innovations, which keep up nourishment clean without any inconvenient impact on dietary values as well as tactile properties. Non-thermal plasma innovation superbly fits with its applications from surface disinfecting to compelling in expelling of organic poisons, altering bundling materials, nourishment quality and usefulness improvement follow. All-aqueous emulsions are a promising device for running bioconversion responses, amalgamation of bio-microgels and bio-microcapsules. The most focal points of utilizing all-aqueous emulsions as micro reaction vessels incorporate dodging the utilization of manufactured surfactants, and natural solvents. Additionally, the emulsion creation is promptly accomplished on large scale without have to be high-pressure and highspeed homogenizers. Although the application of all-aqueous emulsions for microgel amalgamation is as of now progressed, performing responses at the W-W interfacing is still in its earliest stages. The W-W interfacial responses are promising for making food-grade core-liquid microcapsules, as well as to deliver compounds that take off the interface and segment into either of the fluid stages.


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Citation: Liu D (2022). Challenges of nanotechnology in agriculture, postharvest & monitoring quality and shelf life of food products. AJFST: 038.