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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Miss Manners: To-go boxes at restaurants? Yes. At a friend’s place? No!

NJ 18 May 2022
I care very much about the issue of food waste, and try to let as little of my own go to waste as possible. I also paid for the food and don’t like to waste money, either ... customers who don’t take their leftovers home, and how sad it is that this delicious food has to go to waste....
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Is marinating worth the time and effort?

Herald-Standard 18 May 2022
Backyard barbecue enthusiasts typically prefer the taste of grilled foods over meals prepared in other ways ... grilled foods ... Cooks who marinate to tenderize their grilled foods may also be surprised to learn that Schlesinger and Willoughby suggest that this, too, is a waste of time....
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Welcome to the Mercury's 2022 Primary Election Night Live Blog!

Portland Mercury 18 May 2022
She was correct because the event wast was catered by Montage, so the food is 75 percent macaroni and cheese.— SS UPDATE 7.40 PM Meanwhile, back here at Mercury Election Central™ (my stupid kitchen table), I'll be keeping an eye on all the returns as they come in tonight and providing the numbers as well as unasked for commentary ... Hey....
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Kerbside food recycling scheme moves a step closer

RNZ 17 May 2022
Food waste reduction advocates are welcoming plans to kick food scraps to the kerb - and save them from landfill ... The plan also includes more investment in waste infrastructure like composting, and helping businesses to reduce their food waste ... "My biggest concern is the packaging that comes with food these days, not the waste of food itself."....
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World a 'virtual tinderbox' for catastrophic levels of severe malnutrition in children - UNICEF

Longview News-Journal 17 May 2022
NEW YORK, May 16, 2022 /CNW/ - The number of children with severe wasting was rising even before war in Ukraine threatened to plunge the world deeper into a spiralling global food crisis - and it's getting worse, UNICEF warned in a new Child Alert ... therapeutic food (RUTF)....
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UNICEF warns of a ‘spiraling global food crisis’

WPTV 17 May 2022
UNICEF said that a “spiraling global food crisis” could add to the number of children who suffer from severe wasting ... UNICEF said 10 million children suffering from severe wasting do not have access to ready-to-use therapeutic food. Ready-to-use therapeutic food is considered the most effective treatment for severe wasting....
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'Pagpag' economy

The Manila Times 17 May 2022
Figures cited by the Food and Agriculture Organization show that "in Asia, up to 11 kilograms of food per capita in the region's developing countries and 80 kilograms of food per capita in developed countries is wasted." ... by reducing the amount of food that goes to waste....
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UNICEF Says Ukraine War Exacerbating Issue Of Severe Child Hunger

Radio Free Europe 17 May 2022
The report says prices of raw ingredients for ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) have jumped amid the global food crisis sparked by the war and pandemic, while global financing to save the lives of children suffering from wasting is also under threat ... access to the food packets....
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Severe malnutrition "excruciatingly painful" threat to child survival: UNICEF

China.dot.org 17 May 2022
"Severe Wasting ... Even in stable countries, child wasting has increased by over 40 percent ... Meanwhile, Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, with both nations among the world's top agricultural producers and exporters, has blocked supply lines and impacted global food security, threatening even more children with wasting....
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Cream Of The Crop strikes ripe partnership with Fyffes

Fresh Plaza 17 May 2022
Zero waste foods brand Cream Of The Crop has announced an official sustainability-focused partnership with Fyffes – one of the world’s leading distributors of tropical produce, and currently Europe’s largest importer of Fairtrade bananas ... Cream Of The Crop helps battle food waste ......
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"If you think about it, when you're going to eat a vegetable, who cares if ...

Fresh Plaza 17 May 2022
However, with this initiative we want to show them that it is possible to comply with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, with the Food Waste Bill, because this is, in short, one of the biggest global problems," says S�nchez.� ... "If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases."...
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Miss Manners: Why is it rude to take home what I didn’t eat at the restaurant?

East Bay Times 17 May 2022
I care very much about the issue of food waste, and try to let as little of my own go to waste as possible. I also paid for the food and don’t like to waste money, either ... don’t take their leftovers home, and how sad it is that this delicious food has to go to waste....
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Miss Manners: To-go boxes at restaurants? Yes. At a friend's place? No

Winston-Salem Journal 17 May 2022
I care very much about the issue of food waste, and try to let as little of my own go to waste as possible. I also paid for the food and don't like to waste money, either ... who don't take their leftovers home, and how sad it is that this delicious food has to go to waste.�....

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