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 carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals.
The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's
cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.
Historically, people secured food through two methods:
hunting and gathering, and agriculture.
Today, most of the food energy consumed by the world population
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, 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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the act of preparing or fitting beforehand for a particular purpose,
use, service, or condition; previous arrangement or adaptation;
a making ready; as, the preparation of land for a crop of wheat;
the preparation of troops for a campaign
the state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness;
as, a nation in good preparation for war
that which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure
that which is prepared, made, or compounded by a certain process or
for a particular purpose; a combination. Specifically:
(a) Any medicinal substance fitted for use.
(b) Anything treated for preservation or examination as a specimen.
(c) Something prepared for use in cookery
an army or fleet
the holding over of a note from one chord into the next chord,
where it forms a temporary discord, until resolved in the chord
that follows; the anticipation of a discordant note in the preceding
concord, so that the ear is prepared for the shock. See Suspension
into the woods
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