Food

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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Bayfield to harvest fruit for food justice and bear safety

The Journal 18 Oct 2019
It’s about more than just fruit and fun – the harvest helps keep bears out of town, reduces food waste and invigorates community engagement ... For the collective, the other main goal is reducing food waste. In the United States, between 30% and 40% of food is wasted, according to the USDA....
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Aussie scientists use microwaves to decompose plastic products

Xinhua 18 Oct 2019
Mohan Jacob revealed on Thursday that by using microwaves, plastic waste can be converted into biochar, charcoal that can be used as a soil conditioner ... It is cheap, versatile, lightweight, and has many benefits like maintaining food quality and safety and preventing waste,” he said....
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How to address the climate crisis in Pakistan?

Dawn 18 Oct 2019
Devise and implement a waste management strategy for mountainous areas ... Currently, 40% of the food in Pakistan goes to waste while 43% of our population is considered food insecure. What most people don’t realise is that food waste is also a big contributor to climate change....
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Hyderabad’s iconic Paradise restaurant fined Rs 1 lakh for unhygienic kitchen

Moneycontrol 18 Oct 2019
GHMC food inspector E Sudharshan Reddy said ... Moreover, this food outlet was operating without a trade licence and did not segregate waste either. Workers at the café were reportedly not wearing gloves and the waste bins were kept too close to the raw food items....
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Trading tyres: How the West fuels a waste crisis in Asia

Yahoo Daily News 18 Oct 2019
Many of the tyres are sent to recycling operations that comply with emissions and waste disposal regulations ... Britain's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said it fully implements the rules of the Basel Convention but needs to do more about waste tyres....
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Trading tires: How the West fuels a waste crisis in Asia

Canada Dot Com 18 Oct 2019
Many of the tires are sent to recycling operations that comply with emissions and waste disposal regulations ... Britain’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said it fully implements the rules of the Basel Convention but needs to do more about waste tires....
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MCCSC introduces new plans to reduce waste

HTO 18 Oct 2019
The Monroe County Community School Corp. food service department is taking steps to reduce waste, such as the amount of plastic used ... ....
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Ever wonder where all your green bin slop goes?

CBC 18 Oct 2019
Renewi Canada, the company that processes food and yard waste from Ottawa green bins, has finished a $8.5-million upgrade at its facility in the rural south end and can now handle the dog poop and plastic bags that come its way. Here's a look inside ... ....
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Manchester Calendar

Gloucester Times 18 Oct 2019
Friday, Oct. 18. Manchester Council on Aging’s trip to Trader Joe’s, Burlington Coat Factory, & T.J. Maxx in Peabody, senior van pickup starts at 10 a.m ... Tuesday, Oct ... Products and ideas from local businesses to reduce waste ... Pizza and Parfait Food Truck, prizes ... ....
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A guide to sustainable packaging labels

Treehugger 18 Oct 2019
Compostable plastics will only break down in a compost site at a rate consistent with other known compostable materials, such as paper, food waste, and yard trimmings, in a highly controlled industrial facility with just the right temperature and microbes, not your backyard pile....
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Friday Five: Beer, wine and a trip down an alley or two

Independent Tribune 18 Oct 2019
Alcohol, aka the devil’s brew, always stirs up stuff. Some good, some bad, but it always makes things interesting ... No ... No. 2Getting off Main Street ... No ... 4Down another alley to more delicious food ... I don’t much like cooked tomatoes (usually a waste of my all-time favorite food — tomatoes), but this was exceptional. The food was good and reasonably priced ... ....
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Violent protests break up in Lebanon

Middle East Online 18 Oct 2019
Dozens of people were wounded, the Red Cross said. Lebanon's internal security forces said 60 police were wounded ... It's the state's fault." ... But donors want to see Beirut implement long-delayed reforms to curb waste and corruption ... over fuel, food, bread, over everything," said a protester in Beirut who gave his name as Abdullah ... ....
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Violent protests break out in Lebanon

Middle East Online 18 Oct 2019
Dozens of people were wounded, the Red Cross said. Lebanon's internal security forces said 60 police were wounded ... It's the state's fault." ... But donors want to see Beirut implement long-delayed reforms to curb waste and corruption ... over fuel, food, bread, over everything," said a protester in Beirut who gave his name as Abdullah ... ....
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