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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Don't waste it: Kingdom launches new food security campaign

Marietta Daily Journal 25 Mar 2023
Mar. 24—DHAHRAN — The General Food Security Authority has launched a new campaign to reduce food waste. Timed to coincide with the start of the holy month of Ramadan, the initiative seeks to raise awareness of the importance of food ... ....

Tanzania President launches Africa’s Food System Forum 2023 with a call for inclusion of youth and women

Algeria Times 25 Mar 2023
Africa’s Solutions to Food Systems Transformation – is anchored around building back better Food Systems and Food Sovereignty ... which refers to the need to take urgent action to address food systems challenges, such as climate change, food waste, and food insecurity at only seven years before the 2030 SDG deadline....

China’s food security at delicate mercy of free trade order

Asiatimes 25 Mar 2023
China’s food imports have increased significantly since the nation joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 ... Within China’s 2020 Food Security Law (to be formally issued in 2023) and 2021 Anti-Food Waste Law, China has set food security goals and strategies in response to rising pressures on food imports....

UPSC Essentials | Weekly news express with MCQs: Rahul Gandhi's disqualification as MP, Xi Jinping-Putin meet, and more

Indian Express 25 Mar 2023
\u2014 Apart from highlighting the urgent need of limiting the use of fossil fuel, the report urges governments and policymakers to increase finance to climate investments, expand the clean energy infrastructure, reduce nitrogen pollution from agriculture, curtail food waste, ......

Food waste startup raises $3 million

Food Business News 24 Mar 2023
Named after the one-third of produced foods wasted annually due to spoilage, the startup was founded in 2019 to provide food waste solutions through its artificial intelligence-powered platform ... “One-third of global food produced annually is lost or wasted, which is an astronomical volume given the number of people worldwide who go to bed hungry....

The palate and the planet: Indian restaurants doing right by Earth

Hindustan Times 24 Mar 2023
When Radhika Khandelwal, the chef and owner of Fig & Maple, opened the restaurant in 2016, she would weigh the food waste at the end of each day to see what more she could do to take her kitchen to zero-waste ...I believe there is no such thing as food waste,” says Khandelwal....

Mondelez Kinh Do among the Top 50 FDI enterprises for significant contribution to Vietnam economy

The Saigon Times 24 Mar 2023
To reduce food waste, Mondelez Kinh Do supports circular economy business models by funding social enterprise Green Connect’s project “Upcycle food waste into free-range chickens and eggs”, as well as commits to provide 20 tons of food waste per month for processing into animal feed....

Residential composting service offers curbside pick-up

The Star Democrat 24 Mar 2023
Founded in 2021, New Grounds Composting has already diverted over 10,000 pounds of food and yard waste from landfills through their successful pilot program ... With New Grounds Composting, customers can compost food scraps, yard waste and other organic materials without the hassle of having to do so themselves....

(Opinion) Rachel Gabel: U.S. agriculture produces food more efficiently than anywhere

The Tribune Greeley 24 Mar 2023
Consumer-level food waste, he said, is a much more significant issue and one that is easier to remedy and doesn’t involve adopting a vegan or vegetarian diet. As Mitloehner was telling me that 40% of food produced globally goes to waste, I had visions of the many heads of iceberg lettuce that have met their final fate in my chicken pen....

Fasting or Feasting

Kashmir Observer 24 Mar 2023
But this lack of access to basic amenities by the majoritarian poor population is followed by the ironic trend of food wastage in Ramadan and the amount of food wasted is both unprecedented and enough to cater to the needs of the starving lot. “A major factor in the amount of food ......

Don’t waste it: Kingdom launches new food security campaign

Arab News 24 Mar 2023
The General Food Security Authority has launched a new campaign to reduce food waste ... About SR40 billion ($10.6 billion) worth of food is wasted every year in the Kingdom, or about a third of the ......

1.4 million tons of food are lost annually along the food chain

Joy Online 24 Mar 2023
Data from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), indicates that approximately 1.4 million tons of food in Ghana are either lost or wasted along the supply chain ... The concern is that this impedes Ghana’s chances of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal ( SGD) 12.3 which aims at halving global capita food waste by 2030....

Egyptian Environment Minister discusses cooperation with WFP representative in Cairo

Egypt Commercial News 24 Mar 2023
... to involve youth, entrepreneurs, startups and the private sector in environmental and climate investment, especially with methods of promising future fields such as agriculture, food, waste management, investment in natural reserves and the involvement of the private sector....

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