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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Tips to make your food shop last longer and have a zero-waste kitchen

Metro UK 12 May 2021
These tips for making food last longer should help you on your way to being less wasteful and save you money on groceries at the same time ... If you have a zero-waste store near you, take along your canisters and containers to stock up on things like cereals, grains, coffee and ......

Supervisors delay disposable cup charge to Santa Cruz residents

Santa Cruz Sentinel 12 May 2021
As written, the ordinance means any person, business, event, food ... “In Santa Cruz County, the majority of street litter consists of food and beverage packaging and this packaging is a significant contributor to the total amount of waste entering the waste stream,” the code reads....

Farm bill passing NC Senate includes new biogas permits

Daily Advance 12 May 2021
(AP) — The annual farm bill pushed by Senate Republicans won the full chamber's approval Tuesday, including a provision that would likely make it easier upon North Carolina livestock operations to secure permits to convert liquid waste into natural gas ... The waste ultimately enters a lagoon and is sprayed on land....

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Shenzhen Daily 12 May 2021
Joel Pimentel to leave CNCO ... Variety show suspended after causing milk wasted. The production of hit Chinese variety show “Youth With YouSeason 3 was suspended after the show, in which trainees compete to become idols, was involved in a scandal of wasting a large amount of milk, amid the country’s strengthened efforts in eradicating wasting food ... ....

Some 155 million people suffer from hunger in 2020 – UN

Joy Online 12 May 2021
Close to 98 million people facing acute food insecurity in 2020 – or two out of three – were on the African continent ... It added that in the 55 food-crisis countries and territories covered by the report, more than 75 million children under five were stunted and at least 15 million showed signs of wasting in 2020....

Biden administration winds down Trump's pandemic food box program

News-Press Now 12 May 2021
Many families continue to struggle to put food on the table ... A report she helped write on the program found that many farmers and distributors were pleased, yet offered recommendations to make the distribution more equitable, help more small- and mid-sized farmers and reduce food waste....

State environmental lawsuits target sites in Egg Harbor City, Vineland, Bridgeton

Atlantic City 12 May 2021
The complaints involve a range of alleged environmental abuses including illegal dumping, contamination of soil and groundwater by gasoline and other toxic chemicals, and the release of chemical and food waste contaminants into stormwater drains....

Compass Group’s underlying operating profit slides 65% in H1

Invezz 12 May 2021
Compass Group plc (LON ... The company, however, expressed confidence that revenue will pick up gradually in the third quarter ... As part of it, throughout its supply chain, 40% of the animal-based foods, it highlighted, will be replaced with alternative proteins. The Chertsey-based company also pledged to reduce food waste by 50% ... .......

Sales up lift cooks up 65 new roles at cake maker

The Business Desk 12 May 2021
BBF cake jar ... Jonathan Lill, CEO of BBF, said ... Jonathan Lill ... In addition to the new roles the cake and dessert manufacturer has also committed to reducing its environmental footprint by implementing various initiatives, including tackling food waste and reducing the plastic used in product packaging. Previous Article. ....

More than 100,000 people missing out on hidden pension worth £4,000 a year

Metro UK 12 May 2021
The DWP is facing calls for transparency so people know what they’re owed (Picture. Getty Images) ... Bernie Weallans, 73, (seated) is finally receiving her pension and is owed arrears of £20,000 (Picture. PA) ... How to make your food last longer - and save money on groceries as a result. Tips to make your food shop last longer and have a zero-waste kitchen....

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Post Independent 12 May 2021
I ask the people of Glenwood Springs to support the removing of biodegradable food waste from the garbage stream. Food waste is the single largest component taking up space in U.S ... Decomposing food is creating methane gas that is 86 times more potent than CO2, contributing to climate change....

The carbon footprint of Airbnb is likely bigger than you think

Beijing News 12 May 2021
In its 13 years of existence, Airbnb has grown from a minnow to a whale in holiday accommodation ... Assessing Airbnb's direct, indirect and induced carbon footprint in Sydney ... Read more ... providing small appliances such as toasters, sandwich makers or air fryers and a meal ideas book to entice people to make waste-free food instead of ordering take-away....

Tips to beat returning to work anxiety

Metro UK 12 May 2021
Is the idea of commuting again stressing you out? (Picture. Getty/fStop). So, you’ve just got the company-wide email – it’s time for everyone to head back to the office. How you feeling? ... It’s not surprising ... So the thought of losing all of that is bound to cause some anxiety ... More ... Tips to make your food shop last longer and have a zero-waste kitchen ... ....