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The Potential of Cold Plasma for Safe and Sustainable Food Production

The Potential of Cold Plasma for Safe and Sustainable Food Production
Paula Bourke, Kevin Keener, Daniela Boehm, Dana Ziuzina, Patrick J. Cullen

Cold plasma science and technology is increasingly investigated for translation to a plethora of issues in the agriculture and food sectors. The diversity of the mechanisms of action of cold plasma, and the flexibility as a standalone technology or one that can integrate with other technologies, provide a rich resource for driving innovative solutions. The emerging understanding of the longer-term role of cold plasma reactive species and follow-on effects across a range of systems will suggest how cold plasma may be optimally applied to biological systems in the agricultural and food sectors. Here we present the current status, emerging issues, regulatory context, and opportunities of cold plasma with respect to the broad stages of primary and secondary food production.

Publisher URL: http://www.cell.com/trends/biotechnology/fulltext/S0167-7799(17)30299-8

DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.11.001

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