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{{Lang|[[Chakula|Kiswahili]] - [[Food|English]]}}
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[[Image:lca_food_safety.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Food (Mother Earth News<ref name="[1]">Mother Earth News. ‘The Original Guide to Living Wisely.’ Relish. July 7, 2008. <http://www.motherearthnews.com/uploadedImages/Blogs/Relish!/Food-Safety.jpg>. April 22, 2010.</ref>).]]
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'''Food''' is any substance<ref>[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/212568/food Encyclopædia Britannica definition]</ref> consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of [[plant]]{{w|plant}} or [[animal]]{{w|animal}} origin, and contains essential [[nutrients]], such as [[carbohydrates]]{{w|carbohydrates}}, [[fat]]s, [[proteins]]{{w|proteins}}, [[vitamins]]{{w|vitamins}}, or [[minerals]]{{w|minerals}}. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, and/or stimulate growth.
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Historically, people secured food through two methods: [[Hunter-gatherer|hunting and gathering]]{{w|Hunter-gatherer}}, and [[agriculture]]. Today, most of the [[food energy]]{{w|food energy}} consumed by the [[world population]]{{w|world population}} is supplied by the [[food industry]]{{w|food industry}}, which is operated by [[multinational corporations]]{{w|multinational corporations}} that use [[intensive farming]]{{w|intensive farming}} and [[industrial agriculture]]{{w|industrial agriculture}} to maximize system [[Output_(economics)|output]]{{w|Output_(economics)}}.
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[[Food safety]] and [[food security]] are monitored by agencies like the [[International Association for Food Protection]]{{w|International Association for Food Protection}}, [[World Resources Institute]]{{w|World Resources Institute}}, [[World Food Programme]]{{w|World Food Programme}}, [[Food and Agriculture Organization]]{{w|Food and Agriculture Organization}}, and [[International Food Information Council]]{{w|International Food Information Council}}. They address issues such as [[sustainability]], [[biological diversity]]{{w|biological diversity}}, [[climate change]], [[nutritional economics]]{{w|nutritional economics}}, [[population growth]], [[water supply]], and [[Food_security|access to food]].
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The [[right to food]]{{w|right to food}} is a [[human right]]{{w|human right}} derived from the [[International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights]]{{w|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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== Food from plants ==
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* [[Dandelion wine]]
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* [[Edible Leaves]]
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* [[Flax]]
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* [[Fruits]]
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* [[Jelly Making]]
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* [[Kim chee]]
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* [[Mormon Basic Four]]
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* [[Oils]]
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* [[Preserving Tomatoes]]
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* [[Sauerkraut]]
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* [[Soy]]
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* [[Taffy Pull]]
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* [[Vegetables]]
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* [[Vinegar]]
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* [[Yeasts for Baking]]
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== Food from animals ==
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* [[Butter]]
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* [[Cattle]]
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* [[Cheese]]
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* [[Cheese making]]
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* [[Chicken Cleaning and Preparation]]
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* [[Cider]]
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* [[Clotted cream]]
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* [[Cream]]
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* [[Dairy]]
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* [[Ducks]]
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* [[Egg dishes]]
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* [[Eggs]]
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* [[Evaporated milk]]
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* [[Frogs]]
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* [[Ghee]]
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* [[Goats]]
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* [[Gumbo]]
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* [[Honey]]
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* [[In-N-Out Burger]]
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* [[Insects]]
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* [[Kefir]]
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* [[Lard]]
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* [[Mead]]
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* [[Meat and food processing]]
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* [[Milk]]
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* [[Oils]]
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* [[Rabbits]]
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* [[Ricotta]]
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* [[Sheep]]
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* [[Suet]]
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* [[Sweetened condensed milk]]
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* [[Swine]]
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* [[Tallow]]
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* [[Tilapia Recipes]]
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* [[Traditional Cheesemaking]]
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* [[Uses for large quantities of eggs]]
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* [[Whey]]
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== Salt ==
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* [[Canning salt]]
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* [[Halite]]
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* [[Kosher salt]]
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* [[Prague powder 1]]
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* [[Prague powder 2]]
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* [[Rock salt]]
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* [[Salt]]
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* [[Salt substitutes]]
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* [[Saltpeter]]
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* [[Sea salt]]
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* [[Solar salt]]
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* [[Table salt]]
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== Food sustainability ==
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* [[Community Supported Agriculture]]
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* [[Food Preservation]]
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* [[Glossary_of_sustainability_terms#F|Food coop]]
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* [[Food miles]]
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* [[Genetically modified food]]
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* [[GMO]]
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* [[J Point Donations]]
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* [[Local food]]
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* [[Organic farming]]
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* [[Small Scale Vegetable Oil Extraction]]
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* [[Solar Drying in Morocco]]
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* [[Solar and Energy Conserving Food Technologies]]
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== Projects ==
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* [[Aleiha's parabolic solar cooker]]
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* [[Blue ox earthen oven]]
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* [[CCAT's Vermicomposting Bin]]
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* [[FBP Nutsy]]
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* [[Corn Cob Charcoal Crusher]]
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* [[Kiva's straw bale greenhouse]]
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* [[Parabolic basket and tin can solar cooker]]
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* [[WaterPod Rocket Stove]]
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* [[Wild Chick Farm]]
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== See also ==
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*[[Food, sustainable community action]]
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{{portal box|Food and agriculture}}
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== References ==
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;For introduction.
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[[Category:Food]]
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[[Category:Nutrition]]

Latest revision as of 03:18, 19 January 2015

Kiswahili - English
Food (Mother Earth News[1]).

Food is any substance[2] consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plantW or animalW origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydratesW, fats, proteinsW, vitaminsW, or mineralsW. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, and/or stimulate growth.

Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and gatheringW, and agriculture. Today, most of the food energyW consumed by the world populationW is supplied by the food industryW, which is operated by multinational corporationsW that use intensive farmingW and industrial agricultureW to maximize system outputW.

Food safety and food security are monitored by agencies like the International Association for Food ProtectionW, World Resources InstituteW, World Food ProgrammeW, Food and Agriculture OrganizationW, and International Food Information CouncilW. They address issues such as sustainability, biological diversityW, climate change, nutritional economicsW, population growth, water supply, and access to food.

The right to foodW is a human rightW derived from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsW (ICESCR), recognizing the "right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate food", as well as the "fundamental right to be free from hunger".

Food from plants[edit]

Food from animals[edit]

Salt[edit]

Food sustainability[edit]

Projects[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Mother Earth News. ‘The Original Guide to Living Wisely.’ Relish. July 7, 2008. <http://www.motherearthnews.com/uploadedImages/Blogs/Relish!/Food-Safety.jpg>. April 22, 2010.
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica definition
For introduction.
Wikipedia
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