Foodstuff

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Foodstuff Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    foodstuff n
  1. (usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer [syn: grocery]
  2. a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food [syn: food product]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Foodstuff'


Food (la. cibus) is any substance or materials eaten or drunk to provide nutritional support for the body and/or for pleasure. It usually consists of plant or animal origin, that contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals, and is ingested and assimilated by an organism to produce energy, stimulate growth, and maintain life.

Historically, people obtained food from hunting and gathering, farming, ranching, and fishing, known as agriculture. Today, most of the food energy consumed by the world population is supplied by the food industry operated by multinational corporations using intensive farming and industrial agriculture methods.

Food safety and food security are monitored by agencies such as 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.

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  • Ibra Municipality fines establishment RO1,000, destroys 12,943 foodstuff cans
    Ibra Municipality fines establishment RO1,000, destroys 12,943 foodstuff cans Read more on this news related to 'Foodstuff'
  • BRIEF-China's Muyuan Foodstuff expects H1 loss to be narrower than previous forecast
    July 7 (Reuters) - Muyuan Foodstuff Co Ltd * Says expects H1 net loss of 80-86 million yuan($12.90-$13.86 million) versus net profit of 75.6 million yuan ayear earlier Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1jfNAB3 Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2036 Chinese Yuan Renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) Read more on this news related to 'Foodstuff'
  • Women police raise funds for Syrian refugees
    The association is collecting all kinds of necessary relief goods for the refugees. She said the collections also include copies of the Holy Quran, clothing, prayer mats and foodstuff. The Association of UAE Women Police has launched a donation campaign in collaboration with the UAE Red Crescent Authority to raise funds and collect relief goods for Syrian refugees Read more on this news related to 'Foodstuff'

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