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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Tadweer & Aquagrain agree on organic waste to biodegradable polymer project

GCC Business News 01 Dec 2023
Aquagrain’s innovative method converts organic food industry waste into a biodegradable polymer that absorbs and releases water, thus serving as food and drink reservoir for plants....

Opinion: NYU Residence halls need composting bins

Washington Square News 01 Dec 2023
While my individual compost bin may not have a significant impact on universitywide food-waste reduction, implementing systems for composting in every dorm could ... In New York alone, 250,000 tons of food is wasted every year, releasing nearly 120,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere....

Modernizing for a more sustainable global food system

Fresh Plaza 01 Dec 2023
Tackling waste and improving efficiency. “Food waste is a monumental challenge, with significant portions of agricultural produce never reaching consumers ... Fair compensation for farmers can lead to improved livelihoods and community development, while reducing food waste helps to lessen the environmental impact of food and agriculture.”....

WayCool's technology subsidiary allies with Yola Fresh

Fresh Plaza 01 Dec 2023
WayCools tech stack for food and agri-space aims to optimize YoLa Fresh's supply chain, enhancing operational efficiency and minimizing food waste. Food and agri-tech platform provider WayCool Foods ......

Government delays mean more plastic waste will go to landfill, say MPs

ITV 01 Dec 2023
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) wants businesses to produce less plastic and people to recycle more of it, with a target to recycle 65% of municipal waste by 2035, which includes other ......

Agricultural organisations oppose proposal to inject coal waste into farm water supply

Fresh Plaza 01 Dec 2023
The National Farmers’ Federation is joining a growing chorus of peak agricultural organisations to oppose mining giant Glencore’s proposal to inject coal mine waste into Australia’s biggest underground water source ... “By injecting coal mine waste into this vital water source, it puts food production at serious risk....

Middletown's Pay-As-You-Throw trash system paused to work out 'hiccups'

The Day 01 Dec 2023
Middletown — After about a dozen residents expressed dissatisfaction Tuesday night with the city's new compulsory food waste diversion program, Common Council members will take up the issue at their December meeting ... orange for trash and green for food and plant waste ... $50 worth of 8-gallon bags for food scraps, and 15-gallon bags for garbage....

Owner threatens to close Newaygo County bioenergy plant amid regulatory dispute

Grand Rapids Business Journal 01 Dec 2023
A rural West Michigan plant that processes organic waste ... Whether the digestate — which is produced from processing thousands of tons of food and organic waste from nearby suppliers through an anaerobic digester — is classified as “organic fertilizer” is the crux of the dispute....

Roads and slum areas in Tamil Nadu waterlogged, govt creating a fake impression: AIADMK

Indian Express 01 Dec 2023
\u201cWith whatever information I had gathered, I came to know that schools are not declared closed because the government feels that the food prepared as part of the chief minister\u2019s breakfast scheme would go to waste ... If the officials feel the food would go to waste, they ......

Food rescue takes up shop in old Pizza Hut planned for demolition in Colorado mountain town

CBS News 01 Dec 2023
So, the plan has changed from the previous CBS News Colorado story about the "fast-food graveyard" of Silverthorne ... "So we are licensed to package that food and distribute it.". Plastic containers for food lay stacked and waiting for the otherwise wasted food that is still perfectly ok to eat, but often dumped in the trash....

Here’s how frozen food can cut carbon emissions, save energy

GDN Online 01 Dec 2023
Frozen food standards have not been updated in almost a century ... At the same time, experts estimate that 12% of food produced annually is wasted due to a lack of refrigerated and frozen logistics, called the ‘cold chain’ in the industry, highlighting a significant need for greater capacity....

AI-based inventory management software that “maximizes margins and minimizes losses”

Fresh Plaza 01 Dec 2023
"Increasing sales and reducing food waste" is the purpose of IDA's artificial intelligence-based software ... Launched in February 2023, IDA has already won over several chains thanks to its positive results ... Alex Chataigner, Mateo Beacco and Mathieu Grosso ... "30% less waste, 5% more sales," according to Mateo Beacco, one of the co-founders of IDA ... IDA....

Fields of the future, AI meets farming

Norfolk Daily News 01 Dec 2023
Researchers are investigating how artificial intelligence can help improve Nebraska crops ... But there are also simple prediction models ... Department of Agriculture estimated in 2020 that 30% of food waste occurred during the agricultural production and harvest stage. Researchers are using AI to eliminate waste by increasing efficiency and precision ... ....

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