Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells to provide energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.

Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and gathering and agriculture. Today, the majority of the food energy required by the ever increasing population of the world is supplied by the food industry.

Food safety and food security are monitored by agencies like the International Association for Food Protection, World Resources Institute, World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization, and International Food Information Council. They address issues such as sustainability, biological diversity, climate change, nutritional economics, population growth, water supply, and access to food.

The right to food is a human right derived from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), recognizing the "right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate food," as well as the "fundamental right to be free from hunger."

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Compulsory waste sorting in China brings wealth to some

Dawn 19 Aug 2019
Food waste from the kitchen, also known as “wet” waste, is one category that has to be separated under Shanghai’s new rules ... Waste disposal units, which shred food waste into pieces small enough to be flushed down the sink, have been selling well on ecommerce sites ... With food waste ......

High-tech solution for garbage spawns market

China Daily 19 Aug 2019
Given China's enormous population and prospering catering industry, food waste accounts for a large portion of household garbage and is a major target for sorting. According to Essence Securities, food waste will amount to about 110.7 million metric tons by 2020....

Hunger games

Dawn 19 Aug 2019
We’re also running out of land to grow food on ... While you chew on that, consider that each year 1.3 billion tonnes of food — a third of all that is produced — is wasted ... Luckily, we have at least a few organisations working on reducing food wastage, and we need to support them while also changing our highly wasteful habits....

The Baltimore Sun: UN climate report more proof action needed

Decatur Daily 19 Aug 2019
We are going to need to change the way we farm and grow our food as well as adopt new eating habits ... For one, we can reduce food waste, a problem for the environment because methane is released into the atmosphere as food decomposes. From 2010 to 2016, food waste accounted for 8 to 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, the report found....

10 Food Storage Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Huffington Post 19 Aug 2019
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), fruits and vegetables have the highest rate of waste of all types of food ... Aside from buying less and being more mindful of the produce you have in the house, one of the best ways to avoid food waste comes in knowing how to properly store your fruits and vegetables....

20 Children Killed by Acute Malnutrition in Nasarawa

This Day 19 Aug 2019
At the General Hospital in Keffi, one of the officers, who pleaded anonymity, said “all children diagnosed with severe wasting were supposed to be given due attention with treatment using the RF95 or RF100 food supplements and other ready to use therapeutic food, but since we ......

CTV Northern Ontario: Food rescue

CTV 19 Aug 2019
Businesses in Timmins are registered with a website to stop food waste and help those in need. More from Lydia Chubak ... ....

The abstractions of Jojo Sagayno

Sun Star 19 Aug 2019
IN ANY group exhibit featuring Cebuano artists, the works of Lucilo “Jojo” M ... He made his first solo exhibit in December 1992, and graduated in 1993 ... Lydia Aznar Alfonso—was a large collage made of junk food wrappers, a powerful statement against plastic waste during a time when environmental concern was not in the limelight the way it is now ... 22. ....

Why you should mix coffee into your cream

Mercola 19 Aug 2019
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Statistics show that more than half the population in the U.S. drink coffee on a daily basis ... Fisher himself noted. ... It’s a chemical created when carbohydrate-rich foods are cooked at high temperatures, but it’s also found in both drinking water and waste water, as well as charred foods ... .......

Market for food close to expiry rises in China

People Daily 18 Aug 2019
... selling food in this way. This unique food market is an effective channel to save resources, reduce food inventory, and avoid food waste, industry insiders say. Globally, about 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted each year, mostly thrown out before it reaches its expiration date....


Omaha World-Herald 18 Aug 2019
The entomologist overseeing the project hopes it will be expanded to eliminate all campus food waste by the end of the year. In China, giant facilities owned by a company called JM Green process at least 50 tons of food waste a day with the help of black soldier flies ... But when maggots consume food waste, they take all that carbon with them....

Waterford’s Grow HQ to host zero-waste supper club to highlight UN goals

The Irish Times 18 Aug 2019
Conor Spacey of FoodSpace, a contract catering company, is the movement’s ambassador for Ireland, and he will cook alongside GROW HQ’s head chef JB Dubois at a Wasted Supper Club on Friday, September 6th, during the Waterford Harvest Festival; the zero-waste dinner will be entirely created from food waste....

35% of Chennai’s stormwater drains are not ready for rains

The Hindu 18 Aug 2019
This year, however, many drains along key areas have not been desilted, residents said. T ... Nagar are clogged because of the dumping of waste by shopkeepers ... Food waste dumped by eateries in T ... Jayaraman said ... Nagar, in view of the fact that most of the SWDs are being used by commercial establishments and mobile eateries to dump garbage and food waste ... S....