Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. 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 to provide energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.
Historically, humans 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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  1. SandwichShortOfAPicnic

    Felicity Cloake Cycles America sampling some American food classics.

    Felicity Cloake does a bit of an American food odyssey - What do you think of her choices so far? She is a food and travel journalist who writes cook books usually by collecting the best recipes chef's have to offer on a version of something and test kitchening them to pieces for her own...
  2. JAS_OH1

    Cinco de Mayo food (or every day's a good day for Mexican food).

    Started with queso fundido: Finished that and guacamole is next:
  3. martinoaro

    Food Travels through Costa Rica

    Hi partner and I are headed to Costa Rica in 2 weeks. Looking forward to trying some Costa Rican food and restaurants. We'll be spending most of our time between La Fortuna, Tamarindo and everything in between the 2 locations. Wondering if anyone has been and has any...
  4. Puggles

    Shelf life of thawed frozen food

    I made chili a while ago and froze the leftovers and I took them out of the freezer a few days ago to thaw and they have thawed, how long does something like this last until it's no good anymore?
  5. The Late Night Gourmet

    Dynamic pricing could change the fast food industry

    This article shows that Wendy's is going to begin adjusting product pricing according to the time of day: There was some fear that this meant they would increase the price during busy...
  6. kaneohegirlinaz

    Another Way To Share Food

    I saw this on Face Book back in July 2023, it struck a cord in my soul. (photo credit We have been so very, very fortunate/blessed in our lives. My husband and I had discussed that we'd do something like this for some time, but then, well, life got in the way. Random Acts Of...
  7. meals cook

    What food can you cook in 3 minutes?

    I cooked in 3 minutes "Persian omelette" With eggs and tomato paste This braed is "barbari braed" or nan barbari
  8. andrewwal

    fellow food enthusiast

    🌿 Greetings, fellow food enthusiasts! I'm Andrew Walt, your friendly neighborhood herbs and spice connoisseur, and I'm thrilled to share my culinary journey with you. Welcome to a world where flavors dance, and every dish is a celebration of nature's bounty. 🍽️ From a young age, my love affair...
  9. grumpyoldman

    food snobs

    my son and daughter in law are coming for a visit soon what bothers me is that they have become food snobs, for example they wont eat anywhere that doesn't cost $ 100.00 a plate or more, or eat anything doesn't have a fancy french name , needless to say i have told them when come they are on...
  10. Windigo

    (Food Game) Name a theme and make a menu with it

    For example, my theme is 'Greek' and I have to post a three course menu. So my post looks like this: Menu: 1) Spanakopita (puff pastry filled with feta and spinach) 2) Moussaka (Greek layered dish of meat and aubergines) 3) Loukmades (sweet honey drizzled donuts) Next theme: French. So the...
  11. SandwichShortOfAPicnic

    10 Question Food Quiz

    I’m sure this‘ll be a cinch for the folk on here but who doesn’t like a bit of smug in the morning? :laugh: The big ingredients quiz: do you know your antipasti from your pesto?
  12. rascal

    Food criticism ?

    Do you give it to other cooks or ask for it. I dont criticize but I do ask for it. I use my kids as sounding platforms. Ie I just made my first Rogan josh a while ago. All enjoyed it but son said needed more heat. Daughter thought addition of fresh yoghurt served with it. I'm cooking it again...
  13. Windigo

    The Dutch food thread, because Dutch food isn't so bad as its reputation.

    So I decided to make a thread about Dutch food, because internationally there are so many misconceptions about it. Supposedly our food is bland, repetitive and uninteresting. Talking about Dutch food usually conjures up images of cheese, potatoes, sad vegetables and mashed potatoes. Maybe if...
  14. karadekoolaid

    Common Food Myths

    I've always been fascinated by culinary history. It's an area where almost anything goes, and just when you think you've got an answer, there's a U-turn and everything goes haywire. An "authentic" dish is, surprisingly, not even close to "authentic" because it was (a) invented in another country...
  15. cookingwithsanda

    Recipe Exploring the Perfect Pairing: Roti and Lunu Miris (Sri Lankan Traditional Food)

    Food is not just about sustenance; it's about culture, tradition, and the pleasure of indulging in flavors that transport us to distant lands. In Sri Lanka, one such culinary delight is the combination of roti and lunu miris. These two elements come together to create a combination taste that...
  16. Puggles

    My food processor is pissing me off

    I'm trying to shred cabbage to make homemade coleslaw and the feed tube is ridiculously narrow on this. Literally every other food processor I've seen has a much wider mouth on it. By the time I cut the pieces small enough to fit in the feed tube, I might as well just do it all by hand. WTH...
  17. MrsDangermouse

    Coronation Food

    Rather than continuing the Easter thread, I thought I'd start a new one. I doubt we'll be doing anything....we're going to be on holiday somewhere (probably northern Italy). Somehow we seem to always miss the big royal events.....usually by design thanks to the extra bank holidays they give us...
  18. C

    The Official Food and Music thread

    Okay, I came up with this weird idea that music can inspire cooking, and cooking can inspire music. This isn't necessarily about songs with food in the name, but that's okay, too. It can simply be about what music gets you in the mood to cook, or what kind of food gets you in the mood for music...
  19. rascal

    History channel on food.

    The food that built the world. I've been watching this and it is very enlightening. Today's is cheese. James Kraft. I'm really enjoying this series. Anyone else watching?? Russ
  20. Windigo

    Food budget thread

    I just saw a Facebook post of a woman on a frugal cooking group I follow that said she had set herself a goal of spending no more than a 1000 pounds total this year on food despite this years crisis. She's a budgeting expert, mind you. But it did inspire me to create this thread to share our...
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