An Article on the increase in hunger brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on the Supplemental NutrAticition Assistance Program on mitigating this indirect effect of the pandemic on a national level across the USA.
Brewer's spent grain (BSG), a protein-rich agro-industrial by-product, was used to develop edible film. The effect of pH and protein concentration on the physical properties of films were studied. While high pH favors the increase in the protein film's solubility, with increased tensile strength, elongation at break, and puncture strength; swelling capacity, water activity, and water vapor permeability (WVP) decreased with increasing pH. Increased concentrations of protein in films resulted in enhanced moisture content, mechanical properties, and water activity. Furthermore, the transparency values of films were increased by increasing pH and decreased by increasing the protein concentration.
Edible film, with unique biodegradable and renewable characteristics, is considered a potential alternative for petroleum-derived polymer packaging. The review provides an overview on the various aspects of edible film, such as the film formulation, source of materials, film characteristic as well as safety and regulations of edible film applications.
This paper examines the relationship between farmers’ nutritional intake, production structure and regional market conditions.
Water resources and climatic conditions are important in maintaining sustainable agricultural production. Clarifying the important role of food linking the water and carbon cycles promotes the development of sustainable agriculture. Different food consumption patterns, especially one involving a high proportion of animal-based foods, indirectly affect water consumption and green house gas (GHG) emissions. A diet with a high proportion of plant-based foods is confirmed to benefit the environment; reducing the current overconsumption of animal-based foods can both benefit human health and alleviate the climate and water crises. Furthermore, the implementation of an environmentally friendly diet requires consideration of nutrients, cost acceptability, and local food production conditions.
Providing affordable access to enough healthy and safe food for an ever-more-affluent and growing world population has become more challenging in the face of climate change, rising income inequality a
Since the first-ever tax on junk foods was passed in 2014 the same-day purchasing patterns and trends on the Navajo Nation have improved and more than one-third of shoppers who were aware of the Healthy Diné Nation Act (HDNA) legislation attributed healthier shopping habits to the legislation, particularly related to beverages.
The transformation toward a healthy, just, and environmentally friendly food system needs to be reinforced—and not abandoned—in the face of the Russia-Ukraine war. We need comprehensive solutions that bring short-term relief and also avert the existential threat our food system poses to the health of people and the planet.
An Article in support of SDGs 2 and 15, showing that farm-level diversification might contribute to improved nutrition among children and other target groups in some but not all situations, but livestock production seems to be conducive for improving child and adolescent nutrition on average.
An Article in support of SDGs 2 and 3, highlighting that in almost all regions and countries the progress on reducing anaemia in women of reproductive age is insufficient to meet the World Health Assembly's global nutrition target to halve anaemia prevalence by 2030.

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