Haloxylon ammodendron is a xerohalophytic shrub from deserts of Asia that can survive at very low soil water content. In this study, the authors provided evidence that the transcription factor HaASR2 plays a critical role in plant adaptation to drought and salt stress and, therefore, could represent a promising gene for the improvement of crop in arid environments.

Environmental Advances, Volume 10, December 2022

This article supports SDG's 2, 3 and 12 by considering production steps (cell extraction, cell line establishment, cell culture and scaffolding) and challenges (technology limitations, consumer acceptance & law and legislation) for the development of lLab-based meat, which is more sustainable and safer to consume than conventional meat.
Consumer behaviour towards nanopackaging, one of the most promising trends in food packaging, is systematically reviewed. Social norms, social concerns, and social media behavior are the social factors that drive consumer behaviour; while motivation, perception, learning, attitudes and beliefs, personality, and habits are the main psychological factors driving the consumer decision on buying or adopting the new trend in food packaging. Efforts supported by scientific evidence are needed to raise the awareness, knowledge and trust of consumers to improve consumers perception of sustainable packaging solutions.

Jessyca Adelle Silva Santos, Queila Souza Garcia, Chapter 5 - Ethylene in the regulation of seed dormancy and germination: Biodiversity matters, Editor(s): Nafees A. Khan, Antonio Ferrante, Sergi Munné-Bosch, The Plant Hormone Ethylene, Academic Press, 2023, Pages 61-71, ISBN 9780323858465

This content aligns with Goal 15: Life on Land and Goal 2: Zero Hunger by focusing on seed biodiversity.
The paper discusses the complexity of the interactions and effects of climate change on food security.
Food systems are a major driver of environmental change, responsible for rapid deforestation, water scarcity, and an estimated 30%–34% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Findings in this paper point to the capacity of plant-sourced food consumption to minimize environmental harm without necessarily jeopardizing nutrient availability in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Local agriculture can contribute to food system sustainability by producing diversified plant-sourced foods, cornerstones of many traditional food customs, and mitigating the impacts of industrialized livestock operations and imported, animal-centric dietary habits.
Indigenous crops with diverse genotypes facilitate cultivation of crops that are ideally suited to particular sites by small-scale farmers, thus staving off poverty and hunger in local communities while promoting responsible consumption and production. This paper evaluates grain yield and nutritional qualities of a range of genotypes in an African crop plant.
This Personal View supports SDGs 2 and 3 by identifying patterns of food supply that are linked to health and environmental risks. The paper includes details of potential effects of changes in water availablity on agriculture,
Increasing agricultural water scarcity is threatening food security and ecosystem sustainability in China.
For World Food Day 2022, RELX's Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr. Márcia Balisciano, speaks to Dr. Rickey Yada.