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  • Conventional farming systems are susceptible to various sources of stress, but microalgae, mycoprotein and mealworm can offer healthy and more sustainable diets. This study highlights what makes future foods farming systems resilient and how to unlock their potential.

    • Asaf Tzachor
    • Catherine E. Richards
    • Lauren Holt
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  • A framework based on circular economy and business model canvas principles is used to explore pathways towards future seafood sector resilience, elucidating how seafood business models currently operate and highlighting business practices that could increase sustainability.

    • Carly A. Fletcher
    • Rebecca St Clair
    • Maria Sharmina
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  • Aquaculture must develop within planetary boundaries. Experience from agriculture, such as in managing monocultures and using genetically modified crops, can inform sustainable solutions for aquaculture.

    • Johnathan A. Napier
    • Richard P. Haslam
    • Mónica B. Betancor
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  • Traceability is key to food quality and safety, but its wider implementation is hindered by high costs and technical complexity. A newly proposed mobile-based bidirectional system based on information concatenation through products’ 2D barcodes offers an effective, cheaper and more flexible alternative.

    • Kaiyuan Lin
    • David Chavalarias
    • Masaru Mizoguchi
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  • Fusarium wilt, the most destructive and uncontrollable fungal disease affecting banana, has now become a global threat. This Perspective proposes complementary strategies for banana Fusarium wilt management, including revising agrosystems and precision breeding.

    • Yasmín Zorrilla-Fontanesi
    • Laurens Pauwels
    • Rony Swennen
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  • Numerous pesticide reduction policies have been introduced in Europe. Shortcomings in current policies are discussed in this Perspective, and ten steps for guiding regulatory bodies towards implementing effective pesticide policies are presented.

    • Niklas Möhring
    • Karin Ingold
    • Robert Finger
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  • By 2050, the majority of aquatic dietary protein will be produced by the aquaculture sector. A set of 15 metrics are presented here to guide the industry sustainably through the rapid growth and development it is experiencing.

    • G. D. Stentiford
    • I. J. Bateman
    • C. R. Tyler
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  • Technologies and systemic innovation are critical for the transformation of the food system. This Perspective identifies promising technologies, assesses their readiness and proposes eight action points to accelerate innovation.

    • Mario Herrero
    • Philip K. Thornton
    • Paul C. West
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  • Gender inequality, discriminatory laws and economic precarity persist for many women in the agriculture and food sectors. This Perspective frames the persistent malnutrition and food insecurity experienced in parts of South Asia, despite economic growth, in terms of social and political structures that inhibit the agency of women.

    • Nitya Rao
    Perspective
  • CRISPR technology has been widely used in plant genome editing and has great potential in precision breeding. The application of CRISPR technology to food crops provides potential for crop synthetic biology and crop domestication. The authors also discuss the implications of regulatory policy for deployment of the technology in the developing world.

    • Yi Zhang
    • Mathias Pribil
    • Caixia Gao
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  • Many cities have enough space to satisfy their population’s demand for fruits and vegetables. A conceptual framework based on the city of Sheffield, United Kingdom, highlights key challenges and opportunities for the realization of untapped urban horticultural potential.

    • Jill L. Edmondson
    • Hamish Cunningham
    • Duncan D. Cameron
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  • Livestock products are under scrutiny from environmental, human health and animal welfare perspectives. Future policy decisions must address and represent the complexity of the interactions between livestock and the Sustainable Development Goals, and beyond.

    • Zia Mehrabi
    • Margaret Gill
    • Navin Ramankutty
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  • Advances such as machine learning may enable the full biochemical spectrum of food to be studied systematically. Uncovering the ‘dark matter’ of nutrition could open new avenues for a greater understanding of the composition of what we eat and how it relates to health and disease

    • Albert-László Barabási
    • Giulia Menichetti
    • Joseph Loscalzo
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  • This Perspective builds on the concept of full-chain nitrogen use efficiency to propose policy interventions and criteria that target major actors in the agri-food chain.

    • David R. Kanter
    • Fabio Bartolini
    • Aimable Uwizeye
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