Friends of the Earth (FoE) International is the world’s largest federation of environmental organisations with member groups in over 72 countries.
FoE Australia is itself a federation of grassroots groups. We have been working on a wide range of environmental justice issues since the early 1970s – with a strong focus on anti-nuclear campaigns, indigenous solidarity, forest protection and climate change.
FoE has a long history of working on technology issues, including nuclear power, toxic chemicals and genetic engineering. Like many environmental organisations we take a critical perspective on new technologies, based on the consideration of the precautionary principle.
We strongly support many new technological developments, particularly in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. However we also see a strong need for public scrutiny of the broader environmental and social impacts of new technologies, and for community involvement in technology assessment and public policy development.
FoE Australia started the nanotechnology project in early 2005 in response to the rapid development of the nanotechnology industry with little or no critical debate or regulatory oversight.
Ms Georgia Miller
Nanotechnology Led Changes To Manufacturing, Defence, Farming, Human Development and the Possibility of Large Scale Social Disruption As Predicted By The Friends of The Earth
Workplace Exposure To Nanomaterials and The Question Of Will Nano Be The Next Asbestos
Is Nanotechnology Rushing Into A Repeat Of The Biotechnology Backlash
Benefits and Dangers In Moving Towards A Nanotechnology Based Future
Prof. Hongxia Wang
We speak with Professor Hongxia Wang from QUT about a new project that hopes to utilize graphene and other low-cost carbon materials to produce commercially viable, ultra low-cost, flexible perovskite solar cells.
Moti Segev & Vlad Shalaev
In this interview, AzoNano speaks to Professor Moti Segev and Professor Vladimir Shalaev, who made surprising discoveries about photonic time crystals that challenge existing research and theories.
Siyu Chen, Ph.D.
In this interview, we discuss a new approach to surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy that utilizes nano-pockets to capture target molecules, ensuring a highly sensitive way to detect chemical processes.
This product profile from Merck outlines how gold nanorods are used and which ones Merck provides.
The ClearView scintillator camera that elevates your everyday transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
Achieve high-throughput co-localized imaging and in-situ nanoindentation with Bruker’s Hysitron PI 89 Auto SEM.