Advancing SDGs 2, 12 and 15, this chapter contributes to an understanding of the long-term impacts, challenges and benefits of agronomic practices impacts.

Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification, 2020, Pages xxi-xxii

This chapter contributes to SDGs 2 and 3 by addressing topics associated with the alleviation of malnutrition in globally diverse populations via wheat and barley biofortification.

Current Research in Food Science, Volume 3, November 2020, Pages 166-172

This journal article supports SDGs 2 and 3 by showing the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on our food systems.
Climate change and population growth generates a decrease in water availability around the world which can compromise the maintenance of sustainable agriculture. Thus, treated wastewater (TWW) became an alternative to minimize water shortage. However, this may indirectly affect the soil’s microbial properties. In this study different soils irrigated for 0, 1, 8 and 20 years with TWW were sampled and from the east central region of Tunisia. The objective was to investigate its effect on heavy metal accumulation and enzyme activities, contributing to SDGs 2, 15 and 13.

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Volume 292, 15 April 2020

With proper agronomic practices, grain productivity can be increased and a cover crop can be included without increasing N2O emissions.
As climate impacts farming, so does farming impact climate change. Identifying best-practices that optimise food security while protecting the environment is a key to sustainable food security. This chapter contributes to SDGs 2, 3 and 12.
This journal article advances SDGs 2, 12, and 13 by examining psychological differences between flexitarians and full vegetarians as well as predictors of flexitarians’ openness to going fully vegetarian.

International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science, Volume 21, October 2020, 100211

Insects are increasingly seen as a potential solution to provide a sustainable source of protein. Contributing to SDGs 2, 12 and 13, this article evaluates the liking of four insect-based snacks among young Italian consumers through a tasting panel involving 62 participants.
This article contributes to SDGs 2, 12 and 13 by investigating the willingness of omnivores to introduce mixed (beef-vegetable protein) and 100% vegetable protein products into their diet.

Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Volume 143, April 2020, 107741

Improving rice yield potential is crucial for global food security. Taoyuan, China, is famous worldwide as a special ecosite for ultrahigh rice yield. Climatological factors affecting this phenomenon have been identified, but the potential molecular processes and environmental mechanisms promoting ultrahigh yield remain mysteries. Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, this article explores how soil microbial metagenomic characteristics effect ultrahigh rice yields.