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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UAE working to cut food waste by half by 2030, says minister

The National 18 Feb 2020
The UAE aims to cut its food waste by half over the next decade, the minister of state for food security has said. The average person in the country wastes around 197kg of food each year – more than double the figure for Europe ...Around 820 million people are going to bed hungry and we are wasting a lot of food,” she said on World Food Day last year....

Apps help volunteers get excess food to the hungry

Odessa American 18 Feb 2020
Food waste and hunger are two enormous problems that some non-profit groups say can be addressed together by getting the extra food to the people who need it ... To battle commercial food waste, "food rescue" groups use volunteers to pick up donated food and deliver it to nonprofits that feed the hungry....

I Tried Living Off Food Waste Apps for a Week

Vice 18 Feb 2020
You already know the world has a food waste problem ... around a third of food produced globally is never eaten, meaning if food waste were a country it would be the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, behind the US and China ... So can locally-focused food waste apps really make that much of an impact on such a massive global issue?....

Waste Reduction and Circular Economy Gain Ground: Phenix Welcomes Danone Manifesto Ventures as an Investor

The Sun Chronicle 10 Feb 2020
“Our ambition is that in a few years, wasting food and products will not be acceptable and waste reduction practices will become the simple and effective norm ... Doubling its impact every year, Phenix has emerged as a leading player in the waste reduction and food donation in France....

A Progressive Perspective: Trump Administration’s hurtful changes to school lunch program

The Trentonian 10 Feb 2020
The USFDA claims that all of these changes are designed to mitigate food waste ... Anderson said “Updated nutrition standards for school meals have been a tremendous success over all, but a few of the requirements contribute to reduced lunch participation, higher costs and food waste.”....

Grit out, Power Up as Landia help Cannington Bio Energy

Process and Control Today 10 Feb 2020
The contents of thousands upon thousands of food waste caddy bags are not a pretty sight, and they certainly don’t smell of roses, but this is a centre of excellence with a refreshing and very down to earth balance of science and common sense that the AD industry can learn a great deal from....

Food-share apps seeking to help environment at discount

Gulf News 10 Feb 2020
London - Jack Convery pops into a London branch of Italian eatery Coco di Mama to grab a cut-price lunch ordered on his smartphone's food-sharing app Karma ... Decomposing food waste is a key source of greenhouse gases -- and a staggering one third of all food is thrown away, according to industry estimates....

State money sought for shelter proposal

The Daily Journal 10 Feb 2020
A $312,630 pact with Fresh Approach to educate the public about preventing food waste and preserving food also goes before supervisors. A significant amount of food is wasted here and the county is preparing for climate change by slowing production of greenhouse gasses according to a county staff report....


Chillicothe News 10 Feb 2020
... municipal solid waste (MSW) for over 30 years ... The largest component at about 22 percent is food....

Namibia: Turning Household Waste Into Liquefied Biofuel to Save Electricity

All Africa 10 Feb 2020
... and plant waste, into environmentally friendly flammable gas and organic fertiliser....

This ultra-strong nanomaterial could cut carbon emissions — and it’s made out of garbage

Grist 10 Feb 2020
Tour, who is also a scientific advisor for a company called Universal Matter that’s trying to produce flash graphene commercially, also points out that flash graphene made from food waste has the added climate benefit of reducing emissions from methane, a potent greenhouse gas released as food rots in landfills....

Wellness: What is junk food?

Tillamook Headlight Herald 10 Feb 2020
With her blog https.// Kim shares her love for food, farmers and healthy eating ... The “junk food” question comes up all ... There is no junk food ... If you eat the majority of foods that “just” have calories and not nutrition (often referred to as “empty calories”), you are wasting opportunities to do better for yourself....

S.Pellegrino Announces Jurors for the Global Final of Their Young Chef 2020 Competition

The Record 10 Feb 2020
Committed to sustainability and food waste prevention, she supports the future of Thai food by working closely with local artisan producers, fishermen and farmers to source impeccable ingredients for her kitchens.Enrico Bartolini is currently the most starred Italian chef....