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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NEA committed to tackling problem at source

Straits Times 15 Jan 2021
We refer to Vanessa Liu's commentary on food waste (How to make a nation of food lovers value food, Jan 5) ... Collecting accurate food waste data from supermarkets alone is not straightforward ... Since 2014, NEA has mandated the reporting of waste generated in large premises such as malls and hotels, where a large amount of waste generated is food waste....
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Forum: NEA committed to tackling food wastage problem at source

Straits Times 15 Jan 2021
We refer to Vanessa Liu's commentary on food waste (How to make a nation of food lovers value food, Jan 5) ... Collecting accurate food waste data from supermarkets alone is not straightforward ... Since 2014, NEA has mandated the reporting of waste generated in large premises such as malls and hotels, where a large amount of waste generated is food waste....
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8 best kitchen compost bins to make fantastic fertiliser from food scraps

The Independent 15 Jan 2021
This is a brilliant compost bin in every way – it’s fantastic value, will gobble up 16 litres of food waste and comes with detailed instructions as well as a generous 1kg bag of bokashi bran, which will speed up the composting process, providing liquid fertilizer in five days and compost in 15 ... Eko food waste caddy....
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Save fruits, veggies and turn them into a breakfast smoothie (recipe)

Nevada Appeal 15 Jan 2021
We have actively been limiting food waste in our household with a lot of success ... The statistics surrounding food waste in the United States are staggering ... Not only is it a good feeling to know that your household is not wasting food but also it is environmentally sound, helpful on the household budget, and it can lead to healthier eating habits....
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Poor resources, lack of modern tech derailing solid waste management: Study

The Times of India 15 Jan 2021
It mentioned that several allied areas that directly affect the solid waste management are under-researched in Ludhiana ... According to the residents, a major amount of solid waste generated in their homes comprised waste food, followed by paper cardboard and plastic materials....
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Guest Opinion: Dan Matsch and others: We need a Boulder County compost facility

Daily Camera 15 Jan 2021
How does this work? Landfilling organic material such as food scraps and yard waste produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas ... state-of-the art technology to control odors and protect water quality, will accept food and yard waste from residences, restaurants and grocery stores....
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Nelsonville Food Cupboard named January Spotlight by AFR

The Athens Messenger 15 Jan 2021
Athens Food Rescue this month is honoring the Nelsonville Food Cupboard, which has been serving those in need in Athens County since 1989 ... This enables them to provide periodic food giveaways to folks that need help ... AFR’s aim is to avoid food waste and help those in need....
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Move For Hunger and FINCOR Construction Partner Up In The Fight Against Hunger Nationwide

The Journal 15 Jan 2021
15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) � FINCOR Construction, a multi-family renovator operating along the east coast, and Move For Hunger, a national relief non-profit organization, have announced a new partnership that will fight hunger and reduce food waste nationwide....
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Haven Ministries adds mobile food pantry in northern QA's

The Star Democrat 15 Jan 2021
SUDLERSVILLE — Haven Ministries is operating a new Mobile Food Pantry Truck to help residents in northern Queen Anne’s County go and “shop” for needed food items ... It offers individuals greater food options and minimizes food waste ... The Haven Ministries Food Pantry Truck will be at the Faith Bible Church from noon to 7 p.m....
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Why future homes could be made of living fungus

Phys Dot Org 15 Jan 2021
Each of the 10,000 bricks had been made by packing agricultural waste and mycelium, the fungus that makes mushrooms, into a mould and letting them grow into a solid mass ... They need to digest food and so produce carbon dioxide, like animals do ... Plus, fungi bricks permanently fix some of that waste inside them and so act as a store of carbon....
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Ministers must ‘get a grip’ on export issues, seafood processors say

Belfast Telegraph 15 Jan 2021
Ministers in London and Edinburgh need to “get a grip” of the problems facing fishing exports to Europe, the body representing Scottish seafood processors have said ... Ministers say they are trying to resolve the issues with exports (Jane Barlow/PA). PA. / ... World-class food is being unnecessarily wasted ... “World-class food is being unnecessarily wasted ... ....
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INDEVCO Plastics Announces Recyclable, 50% Recycled Collation Shrink Film

Omaha World-Herald 15 Jan 2021
INDEVCO Plastics co-developed the film with Dow, a fellow member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, for food and beverage manufacturers who bundle products in multi-unit packages ... In addition to PCR, INDEVCO Plastics can produce shrink bundling film using post-industrial recycled (PIR) resin from its own waste stream....
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More work is needed to tackle food waste in supermarkets

Straits Times 15 Jan 2021
The idea of taking food for granted hit home recently for me (How to make a nation of food lovers value food, Jan 5) ... I'm guessing that it may not only be buns but also many other foods that have passed their sell-by date, waiting to be disposed of daily ... issue of plastic waste....
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