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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'Upcycling' promises to turn food waste into your next meal

Phys Dot Org 22 Jun 2021
Food waste is a monumental problem, and this nascent trend, with a buzzy new name designed to appeal to consumers, could help ... Massive amounts of food get wasted ... Much of what's left over as waste once a food is processed contains valuable nutritional components, even though it's currently only used for animal feed or just thrown away....

Fighting hunger in Nigeria: A call to action on individuals, businesses, and government

Business Day Online 22 Jun 2021
While I agree that both “food waste” and “food loss” signifies the food portion that is wasted and not eaten, the terms are different but often use interchangeably ... On the other hand, food waste” refers to the food that is of good quality and fit for consumption, but does not get ......

Towards food security: Are we making progress?

B & FT Online 22 Jun 2021
In these food-crisis countries, children are susceptible to malnutrition; in 2020, about 75.2 million children (under 5 years) were stunted and 15.8 million children (under 5 years) were wasted ... In developing countries with poor waste management systems, food wasted covers a large area of land which constrains the productive use of the land....

Reimagining cities towards zero waste: A roadmap to resource recovery

Indian Express 22 Jun 2021
Increased use of PPEs such as disposable masks, protection kits including cleaning supplies, alcohol-based sanitisers, as well as the purchase and consumption of canned and packaged food, has created many tonnes of additional waste, much of it hazardous ... Dumping of waste at Sector 23 ground partially stops; not enough, say residents....

Kerry’s food preservation play

The Irish Times 22 Jun 2021
Making fresh meat last longer would arrest – to a point – some of these issues and could reduce the mountain of food waste being produced each year ... The Irish company said the deal comes at a time of growing demand for longer-lasting food as consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of waste....

Exploring the possibilities of seed-based innovation

Food Business News 22 Jun 2021
BOSTON — A disastrous dinner date led to the founding of 88 Acres Foods, Inc., a maker of snacks, spreads and salad dressings formulated with seeds ... Recently, the company forged a partnership with online grocer Misfits Market to distribute the snack, saving thousands of pounds of potential food waste ... Expanding the possibilities of Impossible Foods....

McDonald: Personalize your plate

The Marshall News Messenger 22 Jun 2021
The idea behind the slogan is that everyone has different needs when it comes to nutrition, and everyone has different foods they enjoy eating ... A healthy dietary pattern should start by including nutritious foods that you enjoy! Eating foods that you do not enjoy just because they are healthy, often leads to food waste....

'Brazil aspires to expansion of fresh fruit exports to China'

Fresh Plaza 22 Jun 2021
"China's biggest food trader COFCO is in Brazil and ... I believe it will be necessary to increase agricultural production in the world in a sustainable way, reduce food loss and waste, strengthen social protection policies, and reduce inequalities in access to safe and healthy food....

Brazil hopes to expand fresh fruit exports to China

Sina 22 Jun 2021
"China's biggest food trader COFCO is in ... I believe it will be necessary to increase agricultural production in the world in a sustainable way, reduce food loss and waste, strengthen social protection policies, and reduce inequalities in access to safe and healthy food....

Kerry Foods acquiring Niacet for $1 billion

Food Business News 22 Jun 2021
The company also offers low-sodium preservation systems for meat and plant-based foods ... Increasing consumer interest in food safety and a rising concern about the environmental impact of food waste also made Niacet attractive, Kerry said ... Tyson Foods to acquire Keystone for $2.16 billion....

How Wartime Rationing Helped The British Get Healthy

War History Online 22 Jun 2021
Before the start of the Second World War, food in Britain was heavily dependent on foreign imports ... In other words, 70% of all food in Britain prior to the start of the Second World War was shipped in from producers and suppliers around the world ... These recipes and cookbooks emphasized not wasting food and making a little food go a long way....

Fast food chains end discounts, push higher-priced meals

New York Post 22 Jun 2021
fast food ... Chick-fil-A worker exposes chain’s food waste on TikTok ... Restaurant chains including McDonald’s and KFC are paring back $5-and-under “value” items in favor of more expensive $10-to-$30 combination meals, a strategy employed to lift sales and profits and offset rising food costs as the US economy reopens....

Howard Springs Proposal For Fruit Pickers: Australian Farmers

The Tennessee Tribune 22 Jun 2021
‘Capacity is going to waste at the Howard Springs quarantine facility; 1000 beds are not being utilized and could be filled with seasonal workers.” ... This could lead to some food shortages and some higher prices, Burke said. Capacity is going to waste at the Howard Springs ......

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