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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Hilton Expands Food Donation Initiative to Nearly 300 Hotels in Time for the Holidays

The Oneida Daily Dispatch 12 Dec 2019
The company expects to donate nearly 100 tons of food over the next year – enough to feed more than 160,000 people – while also diverting millions of pounds of food waste from landfills ... Approximately one-third of food is wasted worldwide, yet global food insecurity remains endemic....
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A maggot farm that upcycles food waste is coming to Southern California

San Gabriel Valley Tribune 12 Dec 2019
upcycling food waste ... The waste becomes a feast for egg-laying flies and their larvae, or maggots, are converted into a food source for fish, fowl and other livestock ... The waste becomes a feast for egg-laying flies and their larvae, or maggots, are converted into a food source for fish, fowl and other livestock....
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A maggot farm that upcycles food waste is coming to Jurupa Valley

Daily Bulletin 12 Dec 2019
upcycling food waste ... The waste becomes a feast for egg-laying flies and their larvae, or maggots, are converted into a food source for fish, fowl and other livestock ... The waste becomes a feast for egg-laying flies and their larvae, or maggots, are converted into a food source for fish, fowl and other livestock....
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5 tips to stop food waste that won't spoil your Christmas cheer

RTE 12 Dec 2019
Christmas is a time for giving, and sadly also a time when a lot of food is wasted ... To help you get in the spirit of a Green Christmas, here are some simple tips to reduce your food waste that won’t take from your Christmas cheer ... fear … of festive food waste! ....
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Deconstructing waste, layer by layer

The Times of India 12 Dec 2019
For the longest time, I have been segregating dry, wet and green waste religiously. While all plastic, metal or cardboard waste goes to the NMC garbage collection vehicles, and most leftover food to stray animals, it is the excess green veggies and tea strain that I keep aside for domestic re-use....
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For the first time in years, less trash comes to the Iowa City Landfill

Cedar Rapids Gazette 12 Dec 2019
That’s in addition to appliance, lead acid battery, oil, tire and yard waste bans that have been in place since 1989. Two other initiatives have helped the waste reduction effort, Jordan said. In March 2017, the city added food waste to curbside collection and launched an awareness effort related to food waste collection in late 2017....
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How VIBES awards recognise Scotland’s leading green companies

Scotsman 12 Dec 2019
General waste is sent to a refuse-derived fuel plant to make electricity – and all the company's food production waste is recycled as animal feed ... There's also expert support available to prevent food and drink waste and cut construction waste from design through to deconstruction....
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Government to come up tech platform for food donation

Live Mint 12 Dec 2019
Government is all set to put in place a mechanism with which surplus food will easily reach the needy ... and facilitate food donations in any part of the country, the FSSAI said in a statement ... According to another study published in the CSR journal, “Indians waste as much food as the whole of United Kingdom consumes”....
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UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry

Federal News Radio 12 Dec 2019
BANGKOK (AP) — Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, according to a report released Wednesday by UN agencies ... In India, nearly 21% of children suffer from wasting, a more acute form of malnutrition....
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Killed and wasted

The Madisonian 12 Dec 2019
Killed and wasted ... “When we see this much waste at a time, we get concerned,” FWP Region Three warden Matt Wemple said ... An individual convicted in Montana of purposely wasting suitable food from a killed animal by abandoning it in the field may be fined $50- $1,000 or be imprisoned in county jail for up to six months, or both....
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Ford will cut down plastic use by recycling McDonald's coffee into car parts

Good 12 Dec 2019
All that coffee leads to a lot of productive mornings, but it also leads to a lot of waste ... The process reduces food waste, turning it into a useful, greener product ... The Ford x McDonald's coffee waste headlamps are an example of the circular economy ... "We need to get people in the mindset, this is not waste, these are valuable products ....
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Ethics Commission ducks DeLeo fast food investigation

Boston Herald 12 Dec 2019
House Speaker Robert DeLeo is free to serve up pricey meals to state lawmakers on the taxpayers’ dime after state Ethics Commission officials refused to investigate his state-issued credit card for fast food bills and other potentially wasteful spending....
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