This is a special issue on food systems for children and adolescents with research on food marketing, nutrition and sustaining healthy diets and food supply chains.

In The World We Want we explore key themes related to the SDGs: leadership, innovation and youth. Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, interviews influencers and thought leaders across disciplines on how we can build back better to achieve the global goals.
Chitosan provides films with additional antioxidant and/or antimicrobial features. Blending with other biopolymers is a simple and cost-effective route to improvement.Chitosan-based films may replace fossil-based packaging for some applications.Future research on chitosan-based films and sustainable materials, in general, should include biodegradability among the targeted parameters.

Trends in Food Science and Technology, Volume 106, December 2020

Research to reduce the land volume and carbon consumption needed for traditional farming.

Food Quality and Preference, Volume 86, December 2020, 103997

Advancing SDGs 2, 12 and 13, this article explores targeted interventions to reduce meat consumption for a more sustainable planet.

Food Packaging and Shelf Life, Volume 26, December 2020, 100551

Contributing to SDG 12, this article summarises strategies to improve the properties of chitosan-based films, a more sustainable alternative to plastic packaging.

Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 26, December 2020, 100385

Valorisation is the process of converting food waste materials into useful products including chemicals, materials, and fuels. This article contributes to SDGs 9, 11 and 12 by discussing the valorisation of food waste and the positive economic impacts to be gained.
This chapter advances SDG 6, 12, and 13 by explaining the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and GRACE Follow On (GRACE-FO) missions that have greatly benefitted the modeling and monitoring of groundwater storage changes and drought at the global scale. In this chapter, we first review environmental controls on the temporal variability of groundwater using in situ data. We then describe an approach that infuses GRACE and GRACE-FO observations into a land surface model for assessing groundwater storage changes and drought globally.
This chapter advances SDG 6, 12, and 13 by examining the emergence of water sustainability aspects in recent virtual water trade (VWT) literature, highlights the recent advances and remaining issues in evaluating the water sustainability of agriculture globally, and makes recommendations for future scientific research and societal change: consider groundwater both at the local scale and at the global scale; improve our understanding of groundwater storage and dynamics with new models and data; and raise the profile of groundwater sustainability in governance frameworks to eventually end environmental damages of groundwater exploitation.
Optimal dietary intake is essential for children’s growth and long-term health. This paper provides an overview of existing dietary recommendations, and concludes that nutritious and sustainable food systems must be a global priority when identifying strategies to optimize children’s nutrition.