Advancing SDG 15, this article explores how rhizosphere can be exploited for novel nematicides.
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30th November 2020

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources for a food-secure future. In support of this year's theme - 'Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity' - Elsevier presents a curated, open access collection of over 60 journal articles to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy soil ecosystems.
Food marketing is related to growing rates of childhood obesity internationally. In this paper, the authors argue that regulations on digital food marketing need to be put in place to protect children.
This paper summarizes key learnings on effective intervention design, and discusses relevant policy and programmatic implications (as organized according to the Nuffield ladder). The paper concludes with a call for greater urgency in addressing influencers of children’s diets and the need for a cross-sectoral approach to policy design.
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.
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Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100435,
ISSN 2211-9124,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100435.

Current narratives underestimate the potential and dietary needs of children and adolescents. This overview for the special issue outlines why food systems transformations need to work for and with children and adolescents.
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Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100419,
ISSN 2211-9124,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100419.

This paper describes how age-specific characteristics influence how children and adolescents engage with their food system. Special attention is needed to protect children’s and adolescents’ abilities to secure diets that are desirable, nutritious, safe, affordable, and sustainable.
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Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100442,
ISSN 2211-9124,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100442.

This paper provides an overview of children and adolescents’ diet. Food systems need to be redesigned to improve diet quality in children 0-19 years in order to address the multiple burdens of malnutrition. Data systems also need to be strengthened to track data quality among children. This article advances knowledge on SDG 2 and 3.
Elsevier,

 

Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100436,
ISSN 2211-9124,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100436.

This paper introduces the Innocenti framework. This framework conceptualizes the dynamic linkages between the elements of the food system, and highlights the importance of comprehensively looking at the different determinants, influences, and drivers that shape food systems for children and adolescents.
Elsevier,

Global Food Security,
Volume 27,
2020,
100414,
ISSN 2211-9124,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100414

A child-centred food system makes healthy diets available, affordable, appealing and aspirational. To achieve this a package of actions is needed to coherently reorient food systems towards healthy diets for children; this paper presents a 6-step assessment to identify and prioritize these actions.

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