Research identifying climate risks to water-energy-food in East Africa.
Fishery conflicts are projected to increase as a result of changes in our oceans. We consider how multiple causal factors can drive conflict by using a scenario approach. We construct four scenarios in conflict-prone regions of the world. Questions sparked by the scenarios can help build anticipatory governance capacity.
825 food companies from 16 countries were included in this multi-country study. Maturity of a food safety system triggers the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Staff awareness and hygiene are most important attributes combating Covid-19. Retailers are the food supply chain link mostly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Less than a half of companies have any emergency plans associated with pandemics.
Elsevier,

Trends in Food Science and Technology, Volume 108, February 2021

The food industry creates significant environmental, economic and social impacts. The food industry have therefore shown interest in assessing the sustainability of their activities, however, most sustainability analyses are currently done after the food product is designed. The food industry can use methodologies and tools to support sustainability assessments. Sustainability assessments should be undertaken in the first stages of the new product development process.
This study revealed that the self-reported food safety practices of the food handlers at home engaged in online businesses, in terms of personal hygiene, cross contamination prevention and sanitation, food preparation and food delivery, violate national and international food safety standards
Hyperspectral imaging technique is a powerful tool for non-destructive assessment of quality in agricultural products.
Meat substitutes have the best chance to be accepted if they are very close to existing meat products.
Elsevier,

Trends in Food Science and Technology, Volume 107, January 2021

The fake meat industry is expected to grow and to be worth $140 billion by 2030. This paper reports on sustainable protein alternatives in support of SDG 2 (zero hunger) and SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production).
Elsevier,

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Volume 305, 1 January 2021

Thirty-one pesticide residues were analyzed in 180 agricultural topsoils and 155 earthworms. The soils (100 %) and earthworms (92 %) contained at least one pesticide. The initial predicted environmental concentrations in soils were exceeded in 22 % of the soils.

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.

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