Food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture

Investigated information dissemination pathways to enable more information regarding how to tackle climate change to reach farmers.
Meat consumers perceive plant based products such as algae or pea-based burgers as healthier and better for the environment, but expect them to be less tasty than beef products. Such consumers express negative attitudes towards a vegetarian or vegan diet, influenced by neophobia and meat commitment.
Elsevier, International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science, Volume 24, July 2021
A nudge experiment was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of presenting a menu with the dish-of-the-day (DoD) vs. a menu with free choice to facilitate consumer choice towards a fully plant-based, nutritious and tasty meal in foodservice setting. A menu card in control condition included the appetizer, the three mains and a dessert. The menu card in the intervention included the appetizer, eggplant lasagne as the DoD, and the dessert. Thirty-three volunteers ate twice at Future Consumer Lab in Copenhagen, once in each condition (67% women; mean age 25y; SD2.1).
This book chapter addresses SDG 3 and 12 by explaining the complexity of the food industry in North America and that food employees have a responsibility to use proper food handling practices.
This study reviews and assesses the challenges posed by slow-onset events related to climate change and its links to poverty and food security in Latin America and the Caribbean. Different strategies focused on adaptation are being assessed in this study. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure).
Land and forest degradation and desertification (LFDD) are a driver of human displacement and have implications for long-term development policy. The study finds that, in Latin American and Caribbean countries, the linkages between LFDD and human mobility are poorly acknowledged in their climate and desertification policy frameworks. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).
Ketogenic diets consist of low carbohydrate/high fat, shifting energy reliance from glucose to ketone bodies. Changeover from standard diet to ketogenic diet results in sex-specific glucose changes.
This Article addresses SDGs 2, 3, and 10 by mapping stunting prevalence in children younger than 5 years in Ghana. The modelling study found substantial geographical variations in the prevalence of childhood stunting, ranging from 4.2% to 45.1% across Ghana. The study developed interactive, web-based prevalence maps, which can be used to target public health interventions and research in resource-limited settings. Estimates of exceedance probabilities were developed to be used with the maps so that users can identify areas where predicted prevalence is likely to exceed allowable thresholds.
Consumers attitudes towards cultured meat is evolving slower than expert predictions.
Research showing agriculture system changes needed to reduce nitrogen losses.

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