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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Dublin-based chef turns food waste into ice cream

RTE 25 Sep 2020
A Dublin-based chef has launched a range of "zero waste" gelatos using surplus fruits which otherwise would have ended up in landfill ... According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, 1.3 billion tonnes of food goes to waste every year. "1.3 billion tonnes of food is going to waste, every year, in the whole world....

‘Paluto’ and diet meal service sources its ingredients from local farms

Manila Bulletin 25 Sep 2020
To avoid food waste, Laureano practiced proper storing techniques in her home. She also orders the appropriate amount needed to fulfill her orders to avoid food waste and overstocking ... Through Eat Matters, Laureano not only promotes the farms that she partners, but it also helps lessen the food waste amount of food waste or oversupply from farms....

RAT-A-TAT-TAT: Toronto tops in Ontario when it comes to rats

Toronto Sun 25 Sep 2020
Rats need three main things — their food, water and harbourage area,” said Kurt ... So what’s happened is, we’ve removed the food supply so now they’re migrating to other areas ... There was actually a study from Dalhousie University that said, as Canadians, ‘We were producing 13.5 more food waste (at home) during the lockdown.” ... Even pet food....

INTERVIEW: Famine is preventable, if there is political will

Beijing News 25 Sep 2020
Guarnieri warned that billions are still needed to fund the agency's projects, and explains why food systems urgently need to be transformed ... So, families are struggling to afford the food they need, to survive and to thrive ... Two billion people are obese, a trillion dollars-worth of food is wasted every year, yet millions go hungry....

Schools promote new program for garbage sorting

Shenzhen Daily 25 Sep 2020
A PROGRAM called “environmental protection bank” initiated by Shenzhen Cuizhu Foreign Language Experimental School for garbage sorting among students has been promoted in 41 schools across the city, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported Thursday ... In addition, the two schools set up kitchen garbage bins and encourage students not to waste food ... ....

Dermot and Dave’s Dermot Whelan mindfulness exposed as sly act of self promotion

The Irish Times 25 Sep 2020
(On learning of Moore’s preference for the latter option, Whelan is aghast ... after training as a butcher and a cook, he travelled through Canada and Latin America, all the while “urban foraging” (ie trawling supermarket waste for food) ... Early on, Carroll’s diction suggests an inchoate idealism, dubbing consumerist waste “a vampire in our society” ... ... ....

India set to visit low Earth orbit on December 2021 via ISRO’s first manned space ...

Your Story 25 Sep 2020
Over the years, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved many milestones ... ISRO is also looking at significant potential for technology spinoffs in several areas such as medicine, agriculture, industrial safety, pollution, waste management, water and food resource management through this programme ... Current status ... .......

Kellogg Company Significantly Reduces Food Loss and Organic Waste

Iosco County News Herald 24 Sep 2020
Through Kellogg's commitment to create�Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030, Kellogg today announced that since 2016, it has reduced its total organic waste by 13.4% and total waste per pound of food produced by 5.7% ... This is also reflected in our calculation of waste as a % of food handled....

Cranswick eclipses international food waste reduction target, achieving 61% reduction more than a decade earlier ...

Pressat 24 Sep 2020
has surpassed the Champions 12.3 Target set in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seeks to halve food waste and loss by 2030; instead achieving a 61% reduction in edible food waste across the business in under three years ... that zero edible food waste is achievable....

It's time to get serious about food waste in fight against global heating | Dave Lewis

The Guardian 24 Sep 2020
It is responsible for 8% of emissions, yet food waste is not ... But while climate is high on the agenda, the role food waste plays is not ... If we continue to waste good food at current levels, we will fatally undermine our ability to tackle the climate emergency....

Younos: Culture of food waste in the era of climate change

The Roanoke Times 24 Sep 2020
This article focus on food waste and its possible environmental and climate change impacts ... Researchers have estimated that food waste represents 2.5 percent of U.S ... The environmental costs of wasted food are tremendous ... There is a significant need to focus on citizen education to not waste food....

Tesco's Dave Lewis calls on companies and countries to tackle food waste

The Guardian 24 Sep 2020
time to get serious about food waste The boss of Tesco has called on companies, and countries, to take a ......

Food distributor to create 50 jobs with expansion plan

The Business Desk 24 Sep 2020
Company Shop Group, the UK’s largest commercial redistributor of surplus food and household products, has lodged a planning application to Dudley Council for a new discount superstore at Castle Mill Works. The store is set to create 50 jobs and give key workers across the Black Country access to low cost food and household products....

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