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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Comment: Harnessing the ocean to create food packaging

Scotsman 25 Jun 2019
The popular menu item is now making waves, as chitin from langoustine shells and other seafood waste can be processed to make sustainable food packaging – providing a natural alternative to petroleum-based plastics that are polluting our seas and damaging to our environment....
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DOING THE WRITE THING: Pure comedy (of errors)

Finger Lakes Times 25 Jun 2019
Cuomo’s policies regarding food waste are opening up new market opportunities ... No one is saying the technology is bad, no one is saying that the reason to oppose it is the smell of this operation, no one is saying the county shouldn’t pursue food waste diversion ... Thank you, Hopewell, for providing those bookends as food for thought....
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Asheville culinary festival celebrates Appalachian tradition

Dothan Eagle 25 Jun 2019
... soul food walking tour, field-to-fork brunch and more. The festival is partnering with MANNA FoodBank to reduce food waste by giving uneaten food to those in need....
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30 tents abandoned by climbers add to trash pile on Everest

Inquirer 25 Jun 2019
Budget expedition companies charge as little as $30,000 per climber, cutting costs including waste removal....
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Canada's farm labour shortage is costing billions and expected to rise: report

Canada Dot Com 25 Jun 2019
Canada’s farmers feeling the pinch from drought, soaring debt and China ‘We waste more food than we consume’. Study finds more than half of food produced in Canada is wasted Farming’s dire conditions will affect Canada’s economy....
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McDonald's bosses are to save nearly 500 tonnes of plastic waste by re-designing packaging for salads and desserts

This is Money 25 Jun 2019
Nearly 500 tons of plastic waste will be saved with new packaging designs for salads and desserts sold by McDonald’s. The fast food giant is ......
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How to conquer your fear of the kitchen

Popular Science 25 Jun 2019
Maybe you’re plagued with fears of food waste or even worse, mediocrity ... By using foods that are about to spoil, you’ll avoid waste and maximize your productivity in the kitchen ... This is important because if you don’t want to eat the food you make, you’re essentially daring yourself to put off cooking for the night to order a pizza instead....
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City Health to workers: Get health card

Sun Star 25 Jun 2019
The 21-item checklist during inspection include the cleanliness of food utensils, protection of prepared food, suitability of kitchen, toilet provision, water supply, solid waste management, vermin control, protection of food, sanitary condition of appliances and utensils, disease control, and cleanliness and tidiness, among others....
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Abandoned Tents, Human Waste Piling Up on Mount Everest

Yahoo Daily News 25 Jun 2019
The record number of climbers crowding the world's highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water. Budget expedition companies charge as little as USD 30,000 per climber, cutting costs including waste removal....
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Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on Mount Everest

The Himalayan 25 Jun 2019
The record number of climbers crowding the world’s highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water. Budget expedition companies charge as little as $30,000 per climber, cutting costs including waste removal....
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BC-AS--Nepal-Dirty Everest,3rd Ld-Writethru, AS

Waco Tribune-Herald 25 Jun 2019
The record number of climbers on Mount Everest has left a cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water ... Budget expedition companies charge as little as $30,000 per climber, cutting costs including waste removal....
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Human waste biggest problem on Mount Everest

Hong Kong Standard 25 Jun 2019
The record number of climbers crowding the world’s highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water. Budget expedition companies charge just US$30,000 per climber, cutting costs including waste removal....
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Eating from the garbage dump in the Philippines

Deutsche Welle 25 Jun 2019
In the Philippines, food waste is on the rise. At the same time, many are forced to sift through the garbage dump to find something to eat. Some are trying to tackle the growing problem ... ....

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