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The objectives of the ISFANS are to:

1. Provide an appropriate forum to foster research, communication and collaboration among professionals in academia, industry and governments globally;

2. Promote the development of standards, nomenclature, and terminology specifically relevant to food applications of nanoscale sciences to facilitate international trade;

3. Stimulate research and database development regarding the safety of nanoscale products/technology that will assist the development of rigorous policy and regulatory processes;

4. Foster cooperative endeavors with other professional organizations with an interest in the fields of food nanoscale science and technology;

5. Assist the development and dissemination of food nanoscale science and technology curricula around the globe;

6. Engage the public and the society through active engagement, informal education and dialogs to enhance the understanding of nanoscale science and nanotechnology applications in foods.

ISFANS is intended to provide the means and the infrastructure for efficient interactions among participants globally. ISFANS will not only help to speed up and improve the research and developments, it will also serve to identify critical gaps and avoid unnecessary duplication of efforts. It will be a means to bridge the divide between research, application and policy/regulations and will speed up the valorization of the results of food applications of nanoscale science, engineering and technology to benefit the society.