19 Facts About Food


Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism.

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Food is usually of plant, animal, or fungal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals.

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Food system has significant impacts on a wide range of other social and political issues including: sustainability, biological diversity, economics, population growth, water supply, and access to food.

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Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support and energy to an organism.

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Food is mainly composed of water, lipids, proteins and carbohydrates.

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Food is a fruit if the part eaten is derived from the reproductive tissue, so seeds, nuts and grains are technically fruit.

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Food is eaten and typically enjoyed through the sense of taste, the perception of flavor from eating and drinking.

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Food presented in a clean and appetizing way will encourage a good flavor, even if unsatisfactory.

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Food systems have complex economic and social value chains that effect many parts of the global economy.

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Food manufacturing arose during the industrial revolution in the 19th century.

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Food prices refer to the average price level for food across countries, regions and on a global scale.

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Food prices have an impact on producers and consumers of food.

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Food speculation is betting on food prices financial markets.

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Food deprivation is regarded as a deficit need in Maslow's hierarchy of needs and is measured using famine scales.

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Food policy is the area of public policy concerning how food is produced, processed, distributed, purchased, or provided.

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Food policies are designed to influence the operation of the food and agriculture system balanced with ensuring human health needs.

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Food security is the measure of the availability of food and individuals' ability to access it.

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Food can be adulterated by a very wide range of articles during farming, manufacture, cooking, packaging, distribution, or sale.

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Food poisoning has been recognized as a disease since as early as Hippocrates.

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