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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Vatican conference urges governments to tackle food loss and waste

Canada Dot Com 12 Nov 2019
Food waste contributes to hunger and to climate change.” ... Selina Juul, founder of the Denmark-based consumer group Stop Wasting Food, called on governments to establish specific departments to combat food loss, “otherwise the work falls on the shoulders of volunteers and foundations.”....
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10 ways to waste less food at Thanksgiving

Treehugger 12 Nov 2019
Thanksgiving is a holiday that focuses on gratitude, on being thankful for the abundant food on our tables and the people we love sitting around it ... So why not make the reduction of Thanksgiving food waste your goal this year? There are many ways to do this, most of which simply require forethought and organization....
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Neste and Ravago to jointly develop chemical recycling of plastic waste

Hydrocarbon Engineering 12 Nov 2019
Neste and Ravago have set a joint target to reach an annual capacity to process over 200 000 t of waste plastic ... Unlike mechanically recycled plastics, chemical recycling enables waste plastic to be used as raw material even in the most sensitive applications, such as in primary food packaging as well as pharmaceutical and healthcare applications....
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Instant noodle packaging among worst polluters in Indonesia

Antara News 12 Nov 2019
Plastic waste arising from local food and beverage products, mostly instant noodle brands, chiefly constituted the waste collected in the brand audit conducted by Greenpeace Indonesia in 2019. "Most of the plastic waste ... ....
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Flood Recovery Infrastructure Grant Program announced

The Milton Standard Journal 12 Nov 2019
... for proper food management ... Funded through the state’s Recycling Fund, grants of up to $200,000 are available to eligible nonprofit organizations to purchase equipment like refrigerators, freezers, refrigerant vehicles, and more to use food before it becomes waste for disposal....
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What will you change for planet’s sake?

The Journal 12 Nov 2019
My vow is to decrease my wastefulness – especially my single-use trash, which is not an easy task, as you may know ... Here are the things I have been chipping away at, as I progressively work to reduce my waste ... Take-out waste. bringing my own supplies for to-go food when I am ......
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COMPOSTING 101: City of Melbourne Gives a Basic Guide on How to Compost

Space Coast Daily 12 Nov 2019
Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up about 30 percent of what we throw away and should be composted instead ... Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up about 30 percent of what we throw away and should be composted instead....
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The Taste: Give thanks for Bill Bracken’s Kitchen

Orange County Register 12 Nov 2019
From the gleaming red food truck “Betsy” to the massive food recovery and distribution operation, combined with a culinary education program for disadvantaged youth, Bracken’s Kitchen has created a vibrant and sustainable local model. The program addresses hunger, food waste and career development all under one 9,000-square-foot roof....
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Man gives up groceries and forages all his food for free for a year

Metro UK 12 Nov 2019
Instead, he wanted to grow or forage all his food ... It held my basic possessions and food ... Although his challenge is officially over, Rob claims that he will continue to forage wherever he goes to help cut down on plastic and food waste ... Although he ate for free, Rob says that finding food was like working a full-time job ... Food....
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Solid Biosciences gene therapy trial put on hold by FDA

Reuters 12 Nov 2019
Solid Biosciences Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has put on hold a trial testing its gene therapy for a muscle-wasting disorder ... ....
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Solid Biosciences gene therapy trial put on hold for second time, shares slump

Reuters 12 Nov 2019
Solid Biosciences Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had put on hold a trial testing its gene therapy for a muscle-wasting disorder, the second halt by the health regulator, sending its shares plunging 66% ... ....
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I had to wait for months before leak finally fixed, claims NIHE tenant

Belfast Telegraph 12 Nov 2019
Gary Carleton (46), from Dundonald, claimed he reported damp in his Housing Executive flat caused by a leaking shower in July - but had to wait until October before the damage was repaired ... "A damp patch then appeared through the wall and badly damaged the carpet ... "All my food in the fridge had to be wasted ... Belfast Telegraph. ....

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