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."

This page contains text from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia -

Latest News for: Waste food


Handle your waste yourselves, corporation tells restaurants

The Times of India 28 Oct 2020
The Coimbatore Corporation has instructed restaurant owners to find ways to handle waste generated in their outlets. As a first step, they were instructed to segregate waste into organic compostable food waste and inorganic waste, some of which may be recyclable ... “Restaurants have to dispose of the waste on their own....

Pure Farmland(TM) Presents $10,000 To Raleigh City Farm As Part Of Its Pure Growth Project

Johnson City Press 28 Oct 2020
Raleigh City Farm was selected as a 2020 grant recipient to support its commitment to reducing waste, creating healthier communities, and reconnecting city-dwellers with healthy food production through more frequent encounters with agriculture ... Pure Farmland is a brand of Smithfield Foods ... Pure Farmland is a brand of Smithfield Foods....

Going off on the high seas: Shipping urged to cut food waste

Al Jazeera 28 Oct 2020
'Logistical failures' that waste food during transportation can be solved using IT, Singapore port operator says ... ....

Kolasa: Tips help online learners eat right, move more

Reflector 28 Oct 2020
Give the kids and teens options between equally healthy choices and include their favorite foods to ensure they feel they are a part of the plan ... Eating healthy at home without convenience or fast foods, serving balanced meals with the right portions to reduce waste can cost less....

Food Waste – Engineering’s Role in Reducing Waste in Food Production

Process and Control Today 27 Oct 2020
Food WasteEngineering’s Role in Reducing Waste in Food Production ... In this piece, he discusses the impact of food waste and the role engineering can play in reducing the 1.5 million tonnes thrown out by British manufacturers each year ... You might ask why food waste matters....

[INTERVIEW] 'Korea's mortality, morbidity will rise without drastic food system reform'

Korea Times 27 Oct 2020
Furthermore, we waste 35 percent of produced food, which is equivalent to $936 billion annually." ... These reality-checks on foods and access to healthy nutrition for all have yet to penetrate into part of the most ubiquitous scenes in South Korea ― where foods seem eternal and okay to waste....

Apeel gets more cash to fight poverty and food insecurity in emerging markets with its ...

Crunch 27 Oct 2020
Preventing food waste nets Apeel $250 million from Singapore’s government, Oprah and Katy Perry ... “We are excited to partner with Apeel to invest in a game-changing technology that can limit food waste by half, enhance sustainability, and mitigate climate change.” ....

Our View: The drought remains: Here's how you can help

The Sun Chronicle 27 Oct 2020
Sure, we know you have a lot to worry about ... And then there’s the presidential election and violent protests in the street ... Kitchen ... Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons of water every time ... Dispose of tissues, insects and other waste in the trash rather than the toilet ... One drop per second wastes 2,700 gallons of water a year ... ....

World Bank Group invests in a start-up tackling the $2.5 trillion food waste problem

CNBC 27 Oct 2020
Apeel, a food science start-up focused on food waste, has a new approach to a big problem for the world's smallest farms, and it has raised $30 million from investors including the World Bank Group's IFC ... ....

Incogmeato(TM) by MorningStar Farms� Seeks to Help Address Protein Gap by Donating $1 Million Worth ...

Grand Haven Tribune 27 Oct 2020
a disparity in the supply and demand for protein at food banks across the country ... Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry....

Eat to beat diabetes: Delicious ways to reverse and transform your health explains Gurmeet Arora

Pinkvilla 27 Oct 2020
Fortunately, following a diabetes diet doesn’t mean giving up the joy of eating or avoiding your favourite foods and special family meals ... This is more about your routine daily food choices and meal planning. Eating to beat diabetes is much more about making wise food adjustments than it is about denial and deprivation....

Dominion Energy Releases Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report

Johnson City Press 27 Oct 2020
... emissions from natural gas infrastructure since 2010.Significant waste reduction programs, reusing or recycling nearly 46 tons of IT equipment in 2019 and diverting more than 34 tons of food waste from landfills.Continued and expanded habitat and wildlife protection programs....

Letter: Mullen best for education in Bedford

Union Leader 27 Oct 2020
... students — including one to expand co-curricular opportunities for students with disabilities — and also help reduce expenditures, like founding a committee to study ways to reduce food waste in schools....