Food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture

Perspective showing food access, affordability, and consumption must be considered in addition to consumption to avoid blind spots on blue food provision.
Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, a field study was conducted in Northern Jordan to assess the influence of combined in-situ water harvesting techniques, micro-catchment and mulching on soil moisture content, plant morphology, gas exchange and midday stem water potential of young pistachio trees.
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Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Volume 305, 1 January 2021, 107167

Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, this article explores the relationship between pesticides and earthworms.
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Current Opinion in Food Science, Volume 36, December 2020

This review shows the great potential of big data applications in food safety to predict, monitor and control food safety in the food supply chain.
Elsevier, International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science, Volume 22, December 2020
When studying perceptions of eating insects among new consumer groups, the focus is often on factors that make people avoid novel foods. In order to switch perspective and broaden the understanding of drivers for choosing insects as food, this pilot study aimed to explore the reasons for eating insects among Swedish adults with an interest in entomophagy. Data were collected via a questionnaire combined with workshop discussions.
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Trends in Food Science and Technology, Volume 106, December 2020

Research to reduce the land volume and carbon consumption needed for traditional farming.
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Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2021, Pages e50–e62.

This Personal View addresses SDGs 2, 3, 10, and 12 by exploring the potential consequences of food system innovations in relation to the SDGs. The authors highlight the negative consequences that standalone innovations can have for some sustainability goals, particularly for reducing inequalities and improving social justice. They identify ways in which technical innovations could be embedded in systemic changes to address trade-offs between positive and negative outcomes of their implementation.
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Food Quality and Preference, Volume 86, December 2020, 103997

Advancing SDGs 2, 12 and 13, this article explores targeted interventions to reduce meat consumption for a more sustainable planet.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores how rhizosphere can be exploited for novel nematicides.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores how interactions between microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling influence the accumulation of mineral nitrogen that is vulnerable to leaching in agroecosystems.

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