Sustainable consumption and production

A Sustainable Agriculture Matrix to track performance of countries worldwide is discussed here. Priority areas for improving agricultural sustainability depend on development stage. Analysis of trade-offs and synergies among indicators can inform national policies.
Research into coatings made from whey protein isolate and xanthan gum which could increase the shelf life of fruit and thus have potential to minimize post-harvest losses and food waste, supporting SDG2: Zero Hunger.
National food composition databases are essential for public health nutrition. A constant effort is needed to keep them up-to-date and of good quality.

Current Opinion in Food Science, Volume 40, August 2021

Identifing the key factors influencing consumer perception and acceptability of insect-based foods.
Investigated information dissemination pathways to enable more information regarding how to tackle climate change to reach farmers.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 30, August 2021

A critical overview of the key challenges specifically related to (micro)plastics as they may undermine the implementation of sustainable strategies and action plans required to achieve the UN SDGs.
This chapter advances SDG 7, 11, and 13 by presenting the different ways valorizing agricultural residues for energy production, as a sustainable alternative to carbon emitting fossil fuels, while simultaneously reducing agricultural waste products.
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 and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) are pleased to announce the third biennial Renewable Transformation Challenge. If you have an innovative proposal which contributes to the goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy, submit your application for a chance to win €20,000.
To show the importance of climate action and to celebrate the more than 5-year collaboration between the Elsevier Chemistry journals department and the Elsevier Foundation, we have compiled this special issue, highlighting top chemistry content related to SDG 13 and providing information on past winners of the Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge.