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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Have your plate and eat it; edible tableware takes Japan by storm

Asahi News 05 Jun 2020
"We struggled to achieve a good balance between the tenderness as a food item and the stiffness as a plate," said Sakakibara, Marushige Seika's senior managing director ... The former includes PET bottles, single-use shopping bags, food trays and other containers and Styrofoam products, making up about 70 percent of all plastic waste....

Is the coronavirus pandemic adding to the plastic pollution?

The Times of India 05 Jun 2020
This has led to the re-rise in irresponsible discarding of plastic waste across streets and public places in cities ... Pradeep Sangwan, founder of Healing Himalayas, that works towards reducing plastic waste from hills, said, “Instead of food packets, now the streets are littered with used masks and gloves....

Bioenergy DevCo, Chesapeake Utilities partner on renewable natural gas projects

The Beacon 05 Jun 2020
Chesapeake Utilities Corp., by working together with municipalities and the food- industry, understands that digesting organics is a solution that creates a sustainable, environmentally friendly supply of renewable natural gas while also helping to solve major waste management problems,” said Bioenergy DevCo CEO Shawn Kreloff....

Modern Parent: Takeaways from staying home…baking, but what else?

Orange County Register 05 Jun 2020
Maddie has been making really funny Tik Tok videos ... We walk. We talk ... I’ve been so much more mindful about food waste ... I’m not taking it that far, but I have stretched food in ways I haven’t before and it feels awesome to see so much less food waste headed to the compost ... There is much less waste, and they’ve tried things they never have before ... Kids ... ....

Norwegian Salmon Exporter Fights Food Fraud With Blockchain

XBT.MONEY 05 Jun 2020
The Norwegian-based producer of farmed-salmon, Kvarøy Arctic, has become the latest firm to join IBM’s Food Trust — the tech giant’s blockchain-based supply chain solution for the food industry ... “The technology tracks a level of detail that helps us reduce food waste so we can feed more people in the world.”....

Higher ambitions

China Daily 05 Jun 2020
buildings, transportation, electricity and solid waste ... In 2016, poor waste management led to 1.6 billion tons of CO2 emissions, accounting for 5 percent of global emissions, mostly from methane leaks in open landfills. City-level climate action plans often adopt a full-cycle management method to reduce waste generation, including food waste....

Lessons from coronavirus: Sustainability is a global, shared purpose

Your Story 05 Jun 2020
including the proliferation of single-use plastics, rethinking our approach to food waste, lack of environmental awareness, and inclusion of the most vulnerable communities ... Where do my products come from?Who made my products?What chemicals are in these products?What happens to them when I put them in the waste bin?....

FEEL GOOD | SA chefs prepare thousands of meals for the needy with surplus produce

News24 05 Jun 2020
More than 300 chefs, restaurant owners and volunteers have been cooking thousands of meals for vulnerable communities using tons of food that would have gone to waste ... ....

North Shore news briefs

The Salem News 05 Jun 2020
The City’s compost drop-off station at Mack Park has reopened 24 hours a day, seven days a week for compost drop off of food scraps and compostable kitchen waste only. Do not drop off yard waste here. Yard waste should be dropped off at the Transfer Station at 12 Swampscott Road on Saturdays from 7a.m....

From the university with love: N.C. A&T’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences reaches out ...

News & Record 05 Jun 2020
From food to clothing to health, the programs of this diverse college cover all of people’s basic needs, and the faculty, staff and students are eager to share what they know with the community, Dean Mohamed Ahmedna said ...It’s such a bonus to get fresh produce — most of the people who use a food pantry expect to receive cans,” Anderson said....

Coronavirus triggers an avalanche of plastic, mask waste in Thailand

La Prensa Latina 04 Jun 2020
Bangkok, Jun 4 (efe-epa).- As the world grapples with Covid-19, Thailand faces an avalanche of plastic and mask waste that is an example of the impact the pandemic has had on the environment ... These companies have flourished during the pandemic and will continue doing well with many having got accustomed to ordering food at home....

What Comes Next: We may flock to restaurants after coronavirus – but our eating habits have changed for good

Metro UK 04 Jun 2020
They will be eating to live.’ Food waste ... But the longterm impact on food waste is how lockdown has taught people to be more resourceful in managing their food, from using up their cupboard stocks, meal planning and list-making to freezing more and batch-cooking....

Ann Arbor compost center to reopen for sales of mulch, woodchips this weekend

Michigan Live 04 Jun 2020
Dingell cites Ann Arbor compost scare as reason to ban PFAS in food packaging ... Grass, leaves, other vegetation – must be clean and free of brush/wood.Mixed yard waste/brush/pallets (no plywood or OSB board).Woodchips – must be clean.Food waste.Branches up to six inches in diameter....