Food

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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Firms face huge problems if coronavirus halts key recycling across Northern Ireland

Belfast Telegraph 02 Apr 2020
It has now said it would collect brown bins for food and garden waste and on Tuesday announced all bins would be collected ... It has also been claimed that there could be a "significant surge" in the volume of organic food waste from homes across Northern Ireland, as the public is required to stay at home....
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FAO, WHO & WTO warn of worldwide food shortage

Dawn 02 Apr 2020
food riots in several developing countries as the price of rice soared ... “Such disruptions including hampering the movement of agricultural and food industry workers and extending border delays for food containers, result in the spoilage of perishables and increasing food waste,” the three leaders noted....
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World could face food crisis in wake of coronavirus — UN, WTO

Jamaica Observer 02 Apr 2020
Food riots in several developing countries as the price of rice soared ... “Such disruptions, including hampering the movement of agricultural and food industry workers and extending border delays for food containers, result in the spoilage of perishables and increasing food waste,” the three leaders noted....
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Lots of leftovers? Turn food scraps into compost

Manila Standard Today 01 Apr 2020
Eco groups encourage households to turn their food scraps and other kitchen waste into soil conditioner and organic fertilize ... “Composting is the most practical way of halving our waste production since food waste and other organics make up 50 percent or more of the waste we generate and dispose of....
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Third of councils axe garden waste collections as Covid-19 hits staffing

Belfast Telegraph 01 Apr 2020
A small number of the local authorities who have suspended their green waste service collect bins with garden and food mixed together, and they are telling households to instead put kitchen scraps in the rubbish bin ... This is to enable us to deploy crews to cover higher priority collections, such as rubbish, recycling and food waste....
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Tips for keeping busy while staying home

Choteau Acantha 01 Apr 2020
After learning more about food waste at a conference a few years ago, I became more dedicated to not wasting food in my own household ... I suspect that you may not want to waste food now either and reduce your trips to the grocery store, which means that planning can help....
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2020 Innovations in Bioreactors, Gene Therapy, Vermifiltration & Membranes for Desalination Processes - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The Marshall News Messenger 01 Apr 2020
The TOE also focuses on innovations that are based on the use of modular vermifiltration processes for wastewater treatment, and the generation of bioplastics and biofertilizers from plant and food waste....
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Rat infestation in Victoria more serious than expected | 01 April 2020

Nation 01 Apr 2020
At the end of the campaign Ms Tregarthen said the businesses were informed of the situation and the urgent need to take steps to carry out pest control at their establishments and they were also advised on cleanliness and stricter hygiene measures and how to better dispose of their food waste....
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8.3 mln people to fall into poverty in Arab region due to COVID-19: UN agency

China.dot.org 01 Apr 2020
dollars annually owing to food loss and waste. It also noted that a reduction of food loss and waste by 50 percent would increase household income by some 20 billion U.S. dollars while the region would significantly improve food availability, reduce food imports and improve its trade balance in the process....
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Lockdown: 17,000 sweepers keep Mumbai clean

The Times of India 01 Apr 2020
But, currently, 17,000 workers, wearing masks and gloves, are sweeping the roads and collecting around 3,800 tonnes of waste every day ... Before the lockdown, said officials, the city generated around 6,300 tonnes of waste daily. The drop in garbage collection is due to the closure of hotels and restaurants, and reduction in food wastage....
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17,000 sweepers keep Mumbai clean, trash generation dips by 40%

The Times of India 01 Apr 2020
But, currently, 17,000 workers, wearing masks and gloves, are sweeping the roads and collecting around 3,800 tonnes of waste every day ... Before the lockdown, said officials, the city generated around 6,300 tonnes of waste daily. The drop in garbage collection is due to the closure of hotels and restaurants, and reduction in food wastage....
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Global agencies warn of worldwide 'food shortage' if coronavirus crisis not properly managed

The News International 01 Apr 2020
“Such disruptions including hampering the movement of agricultural and food industry workers and extending border delays for food containers, result in the spoilage of perishables and increasing food waste,” said the three leaders ... food waste,” said the three leaders....
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World Faces Food Crisis in Wake of Coronavirus Crisis, Say UN, WHO and WTO

Yahoo Daily News 01 Apr 2020
... in international trade and food supply chains ... "Such disruptions including hampering the movement of agricultural and food industry workers and extending border delays for food containers, result in the spoilage of perishables and increasing food waste," said the three leaders....
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