Food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture

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,

Climate Change (Third Edition), Observed Impacts on Planet Earth, 2021, Pages 661-686

This book chapter addresses SDG 13 by explaining how to build a climate-resilient agriculture system.
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. It brings together research advancing SDGs 2, zero hunger, SDG 3, good health and wellbeing and SDG 12, responsible production and consumption. 

Recent years have seen the rise in popularity of the vegan or plant-based diet among consumers, which can go some way to reducing the environmental burden. This trend has motivated pioneering food producers to develop innovative vegan food products for niche markets, thus driving the sustainability transition of the food sector.

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