Special Issue "Gaps and Opportunities in Addressing Food Insecurity under the Sustainable Development Framework"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
Interests: obesity; nutrient profiling; reformulation; food supply; nutrition policy; Mediterranean diet; food processing; glycation; food composition
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The United Nations has put 2030 as the target to end hunger and all forms of food insecurity. To achieve that, countries have been prompted to intensify the assessment of food insecurity prevalence and design actions across the food supply chain to ensure access to sufficient and healthy food for all. Assessing acute hunger and milder forms of food insecurity, building resilient food systems, reducing food waste, and ensuring easy access to food by connecting local producers to potential buyers are among some of the actions needed to avert a humanitarian crisis and continue to progress towards that 2030 target. This Special Issue invites contributions in the field of food insecurity and sustainability. Studies in assessing the nutritional gap of at-risk populations (immigrants, correctional facilities, institutionalized populations), studies in the field of food waste reduction, food by-product utilization as a functional ingredient, intervention studies, and studies/perspectives on the creation of new food systems as welcome. As the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the role of emergency situations in ensuring food security, we would also like to invite papers on this topic.Dr. Antonis Vlassopoulos
Dr. Olga Malisova
Manuscript Submission Information
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- food security
- sustainable development