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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Orange County food bank, grocery stores take on hunger crisis by tackling food waste

ABC7 16 Sep 2019
Local supermarkets are taking on the hunger crisis by tackling rampant food waste ... Whether it's bananas, chicken or sweets, Ralphs grocery stores say about 40% of food across the country goes to waste ... So, in grocery stores, we're trying to make sure that no food has to go to waste so that no one has to go hungry in Orange County."...
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UAE residents turn private gardens into public composting sites

The National 16 Sep 2019
Gardeners across the UAE are turning their private gardens into public composting sites in an effort to help cut food waste ... "[It] seems to be gaining momentum as neighbours here want to collaborate to address the food waste crisis ... UAE minister urges hospitality sector to help in fight against food waste....
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WWF Wants Greek Hotels, Customers to Stop Food Waste

The National Herald 16 Sep 2019
ATHENS – With findings that half the food served is left uneaten and dumped in the garbage – during a time of hunger for many Greeks in a long-running economic and austerity crisis – the local branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is working with three hotels to try to stop the rampant waste....
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WWF initiative seeks to bring end to food waste

Kathimerini 16 Sep 2019
The Greek branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has launched an initiative in cooperation with Unilever Food Solutions aimed at curbing food waste at three hotels ... Two years ago, the same program was implemented at 10 American hotels, helping them curb food waste by between 17 and 38 percent....
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Plastic straws, cups and cutlery to be banned by minister

Irish Independent 16 Sep 2019
Reducing food waste is also on today's agenda as the average household throws out a tonne of food each year but only about a quarter of that goes into the brown bin collection. Food waste is estimated to cost the average household €700 a year, while the total cost to businesses is estimated at €1bn annually....
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Government to ban single-use plastics in waste sector overhaul

The Irish Times 16 Sep 2019
A ban on a wide variety of plastics, and moves to reduce food waste by 50 per cent and cut landfill disposal by 60 per cent are also included in the changes ... Food waste alone costs homeowners €700 a year and accounts for a loss of €1 billion to enterprises. The new waste strategy ......
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Crisp launches with $14.2 million to cut food waste using big data

Venture Beat 16 Sep 2019
Cutting waste across the food chain, in particular, is a key focal point for startups and investors alike ... This means $1 trillion worth of perfectly edible food never comes into contact with a human mouth ... “At the root of the food waste challenge is a lack of communication,” the company said in a statement issued to VentureBeat....
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Don't toss apple cores and banana peels on the ground

Treehugger 16 Sep 2019
If animals don’t eat the food waste, decomposition will likely take much longer than you expect ... "This myth is common and if you have tossed food waste onto the ground, take a mental note to pack it out next time," the Park concludes. "If you see a friend try to toss food waste, ......
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Ulster County Resource Recover Agency expects study to overhaul operations to cost $300,000

Daily Freeman 16 Sep 2019
The agency is currently allowed to process 2,500 tons of food waste per year in a 90- by 125-foot area ... The plan estimates the county receives about 40,000 tons of food waste annually, with an expanded composting operation expected to reduce the amount taken to landfills by 50 to 70 percent....
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Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency expects study to overhaul operations to cost $300,000

Daily Freeman 16 Sep 2019
The agency is currently allowed to process 2,500 tons of food waste per year in a 90- by 125-foot area ... The plan estimates the county receives about 40,000 tons of food waste annually, with an expanded composting operation expected to reduce the amount taken to landfills by 50 to 70 percent....
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More than 250,000 to attend National Ploughing Championships

The Irish Times 16 Sep 2019
It is designed to showcase Irish food, farming and culture ... They have said no waste will go to landfill as a segregated waste collection system has been put in place. Visitors will be presented with a three-bin system; food waste (which will be converted into electricity by an anaerobic digester), mixed dry recyclables and general waste....
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A natural solution to food waste.

Democratic Underground 16 Sep 2019
Currently around half of all food grown ends up in a landfill ... We believe rather than devoting more land, energy, and water resources to food production, the key to abundance is in the building blocks of plants. If food waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gas pollution in the world....
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Majority of State’s plastics cannot be recycled, says Bruton

The Irish Times 16 Sep 2019
“Seventy per cent of the food waste that occurs now is avoidable ... Single-use plastics will be banned; the amount of waste sent to landfill will fall by another 60 per cent, food wastage will be cut by 50 per cent, while a series of levies will be brought in an attempt to change the public’s behaviour....
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