Technology has moved at an incredible pace, and every day we seem to be inching closer and closer to the world we only read about in science fiction novels and comic books. One of the most potentially amazing- and potentially problematic- technologies to be developed lately is nanotechnology, which is a type of technology which operates at a molecular level. The easiest and simplest way to explain this insanely complex technology, is to say it is kind of like very small robots, which can not be seen by the naked eye, performing some kind of duty, which is assigned by the creator of the nanobots- as they are called.
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration has created rules to address the use of nanotechnology in food, and more specifically to address the use of the technology in food packaging. The nanotechnology had already been in use in things like sunscreen, sunlight-reducing sun glass lens and various skin lotions. The Food and Drug Administration stated that if companies want to use nanotechnology, then they will also have to conduct studies to prove that there is very little- if any- harm being brought to the consumer. When the FDA gets involved it might take longer to bring to market, but nanotechnology and food will most likely be here to stay.