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  • News & Views |

    Labour exploitation in the agrifood sector must be addressed for sustainability. Data-driven methodologies can identify risk hotspots and facilitate development of mitigation strategies.

    • Stefan Gold
    • , Gabriela Gutierrez-Huerter O
    •  & Alexander Trautrims
    Nature Food 2, 644-645
  • Comments & Opinion |

    Poor ocean governance enables illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing with negative impacts on seafood value chains, environment, society and global food security. A new Blue Paper outlines strategies — based on transparency and international cooperation — that could turn the tide on IUU fishing practices.

    • Tony Long
    • , Sjarief Widjaja
    •  & Stephanie Juwana
    Nature Food 1, 389-391
  • Comments & Opinion |

    The scientific community’s response to COVID-19 has resulted in a large volume of research moving through the publication pipeline at extraordinary speed, with a median time from receipt to acceptance of 6 days for journal articles. Although the nature of this emergency warrants accelerated publishing, measures are required to safeguard the integrity of scientific evidence.

    • Adam Palayew
    • , Ole Norgaard
    •  & Jeffrey V. Lazarus
  • Comments & Opinion |

    As artificial intelligence becomes prevalent in society, a framework is needed to connect interpretability and trust in algorithm-assisted decisions, for a range of stakeholders.

    • Julia Stoyanovich
    • , Jay J. Van Bavel
    •  & Tessa V. West
  • News & Views |

    DeepMind’s AlphaFold recently demonstrated the potential of deep learning for protein structure prediction. DeepFragLib, a new protein-specific fragment library built using deep neural networks, may have advanced the field to the next stage.

    • Guo-Wei Wei