June issue

Corporate concentration, power and justice in food systems, food environments for children in LMICs, post-farmgate share of consumer expenditure, livestock revolution and zoonosis...& more!

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  • One health in aquaculture

    Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing and highly traded food sectors, and will become increasingly important in future food systems. This Collection highlights research and commentary on sustainable development of the aquaculture sector incorporating One Health principles - recognising the interconnected health and well-being of people, animals, plants and their shared environment.

  • Food systems and sustainable nutrition

    Large numbers of people are going hungry around the world and nutritional imbalances persist between low- and high-income nations. Not only are our food systems failing society but they are damaging the planet.

  • First anniversary Collection

    Nature Food publishes interdisciplinary research and commentary on food sciences and food systems. To celebrate our first year, the editors have chosen a Collection of manuscripts to showcase the scope and vision of the journal. Enjoy!

  • Sustainable, equitable and profitable Ocean economies

    The world is gearing up to grow ever more reliant on the ocean for food, energy provision and material resources. This collection - the result of a collaboration between the Ocean Panel and the Nature journals - examines the potential for sustainable, equitable and profitable growth in the ocean economy and what would it take to achieve this.

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  • The current expansion of oil palm in India is occurring at the expense of biodiversity-rich landscapes. This study shows that on the national scale India has the potential to become self-sufficient in palm oil production without compromising either its biodiversity or its food security, while economic, social, political and nutritional factors will require attention at finer spatial scales.

    • Umesh Srinivasan
    • Nandini Velho
    • David S. Wilcove
    Article
  • A unidirectional light-extracting fluorescent film was designed for passive augmentation of photosynthesis and biomass production for leafy green lettuces grown indoors and in greenhouse facilities. The batch-processed films have a total light extraction efficiency of 89%, with a majority of the converted light directed towards lettuce crops. This film demonstrates application potential in greenhouses and other protected environments to increase crop production efficiency.

    • Lihua Shen
    • Runnan Lou
    • Xiaobo Yin
    Article
  • The distribution of consumer food expenditures across value-added activities on farms and in the post-farmgate value chain, although important, has been overlooked. Building on a global food dollar series, this study shows how the farm and post-farmgate shares of consumer food expenditures evolve in response to changing economic, demographic and agricultural conditions in different regions.

    • Jing Yi
    • Eva-Marie Meemken
    • Christopher B. Barrett
    Article
  • Rising temperatures are expected to have negative effects on agricultural production. Advanced crop and Earth system modelling indicate the degree to which technologies such as stratospheric aerosol injection, marine sky brightening and cirrus cloud thinning can help mitigate pressure on global crop yields.

    • Yuanchao Fan
    • Jerry Tjiputra
    • David Keith
    Article