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.
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.
In China, efforts to use water more efficiently has led the increasing trend of crop irrigation water use to decelerate, a win for water sustainability. However, this study finds that since 2011, crop irrigation is increasingly using water resources considered "scarce" which is not sustainable.
Future sustainable food systems should more efficiently use natural resources and reduce food waste.
This paper highlights that despite living in a rich biodiverse food environment, there was poor access to diverse food sources and suboptimal consumption of balanced diets among Munda tribal women, thus contributing to high nutrient inadequacies. However, women who had better Indigenous Food (IF) consumption and dietary diversity demonstrated better nutrient intakes, especially for micronutrients. The paper is specific to Munda women of Jharkhand and may not be generalizable but the factors that affected the food consumption and nutritional status in this community, could help in understanding the contribution of the IF environment in addressing malnutrition of other indigenous communities living in similar geographical terrains of India.

Josiah O. Kuja, Anne W.T. Muigai, Jun Uetake, Chapter 8 - Metagenomics: A resilience approach to climate change and conservation of the African Glacier biodiversity, Editor(s): Catalina Lopez-Correa, Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez, In Translational and Applied Genomics, Genomics and the Global Bioeconomy, Academic Press, 2023, Pages 153-173, ISBN 9780323916011

This content aligns with Goal 15: Life on Land and Goal 2: Zero Hunger by investigating how new genomic applications can leverage agricultural production and how the utilization of bioresources like cold-active enzymes and freeze-resistant proteins from glaciers may help develop more drought-resilient plants.