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Food industry

Index Food industry

The food industry is a complex, global collective of diverse businesses that supplies most of the food consumed by the world population. [1]

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Agricultural economics

Agricultural economics is an applied field of economics concerned with the application of economic theory in optimizing the production and distribution of food and fibre—a discipline known as agricultural economics.

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Agricultural machinery

Agricultural machinery is machinery used in farming or other agriculture.

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Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.

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An agrochemical or agrichemical, a contraction of agricultural chemical, is a chemical product used in agriculture.

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Batch production

Batch production is a technique used in manufacturing, in which the object in question is created stage by stage over a series of workstations, and different batches of products are made.

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The word bespoke has evolved from a verb meaning "to speak for something" to its contemporary usage as an adjective that has changed from describing first tailor-made suits and shoes, and later, to anything commissioned to a particular specification (altered or tailored to the customs, tastes, or usage of an individual purchaser), and finally to a general marketing and branding concept implying exclusivity and appealing to snobbery.

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Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (goods and services).

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Canning is a method of preserving food in which the food contents are processed and sealed in an airtight container.

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Chew on This

Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food, first published in 2006, is an adaptation of Fast Food Nation for younger readers by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson.

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Chocolate bar

A chocolate bar is a chocolate confection in an oblong or rectangular form, which distinguishes it from bulk chocolate produced for commercial use or individually portioned chocolates such as pastilles, bon-bons, and truffles.

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Criticism of fast food

Criticism of fast food includes claims of negative health effects, alleged animal cruelty, cases of worker exploitation, children targeted marketing and claims of cultural degradation via shifts in people's eating patterns away from traditional foods.

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A cupcake (also British English: fairy cake; Hiberno-English: bun; Australian English: fairy cake or patty cake) is a small cake designed to serve one person, which may be baked in a small thin paper or aluminum cup.

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A delicatessen or deli is a retail establishment that sells a selection of unusual or foreign prepared foods.

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In economics, demand is the quantities of a commodity or a service that people are willing and able to buy at various prices, over a given period of time.

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Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) (An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara) is a department of the Government of Ireland.

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Dietary supplement

A dietary supplement is a manufactured product intended to supplement the diet when taken by mouth as a pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid.

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Eat This, Not That

Eat This, Not That! (ETNT), is a media franchise owned and operated by co-author David Zinczenko.

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Farmers' market

A farmers' market is a physical retail marketplace intended to sell foods directly by farmers to consumers.

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Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry.

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Fast Food Nation (film)

Fast Food Nation is a 2006 American-British comedy-drama film directed by Richard Linklater.

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Flavor masker

In the beverage, food, and pharmaceutical industries, a flavor masker is a chemical interaction that causes the absence of taste.

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Food and Bioprocess Technology

Food and Bioprocess Technology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media.

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Food chemistry

Food chemistry is the study of chemical processes and interactions of all biological and non-biological components of foods.

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Food distribution

Food distribution is a process in which a general population is supplied with food.

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Food engineering

Food engineering is a multidisciplinary field which combines microbiology, applied physical sciences, chemistry and engineering for food and related industries.

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Food Fight: The Inside Story of the Food Industry

Food Fight: The Inside Story of the Food Industry, America's Obesity Crisis, & What We Can Do About It, published on September 16, 2004 by McGraw-Hill, was written by Kelly D. Brownell, Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale.

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Food fortification

Food fortification or enrichment is the process of adding micronutrients (essential trace elements and vitamins) to food.

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Food grading

Food grading involves the inspection, assessment and sorting of various foods regarding quality, freshness, legal conformity and market value.

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Food industry in Bangladesh

Food industry is a rapidly growing sector in Bangladesh, employing a significant portion of the labor force in the country.

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Food microbiology

Food microbiology is the study of the microorganisms that inhabit, create, or contaminate food, including the study of microorganisms causing food spoilage, pathogens that may cause disease especially if food is improperly cooked or stored, those used to produce fermented foods such as cheese, yogurt, bread, beer, and wine, and those with other useful roles such as producing probiotics.

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Food packaging

Food packaging is packaging for food.

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Food preservation

Food preservation prevents the growth of microorganisms (such as yeasts), or other microorganisms (although some methods work by introducing benign bacteria or fungi to the food), as well as slowing the oxidation of fats that cause rancidity.

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Food processing

Food processing is the transformation of cooked ingredients, by physical or chemical means into food, or of food into other forms.

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Food quality

Food quality is the quality characteristics of food that is acceptable to consumers.

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Food rheology

Food rheology is the study of the rheological properties of food, that is, the consistency and flow of food under tightly specified conditions.

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Food safety

Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent food-borne illness.

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Food science

Food science is the applied science devoted to the study of food.

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Food security

Food security is a condition related to the availability of food supply, group of people such as (ethnicities, racial, cultural and religious groups) as well as individuals' access to it.

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Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom.

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Food storage

Food storage allows food to be eaten for some time (typically weeks to months) after harvest rather than solely immediately.

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Food technology

Food technology is a branch of food science that deals with the production processes that make foods.

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Food truck

A food truck is a large vehicle equipped to cook and sell food.

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Food, Inc.

Food, Inc. is a 2008 American documentary film directed by filmmaker Robert Kenner.

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Foodservice (US English) or catering industry (British English) defines those businesses, institutions, and companies responsible for any meal prepared outside the home.

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Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives is a 2011 American advocacy film and documentary that advocates a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet as a way to avoid or reverse several chronic diseases.

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Geography of food

The geography of food is a field of human geography.

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Grocery store

A grocery store or grocer's shop is a retail shop that primarily sells food.

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A hunter-gatherer is a human living in a society in which most or all food is obtained by foraging (collecting wild plants and pursuing wild animals), in contrast to agricultural societies, which rely mainly on domesticated species.

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Intensive animal farming

Intensive animal farming or industrial livestock production, also known as factory farming, is a production approach towards farm animals in order to maximize production output, while minimizing production costs.

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Just-in-time manufacturing

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, also known as just-in-time production or the Toyota Production System (TPS), is a methodology aimed primarily at reducing flow times within production system as well as response times from suppliers and to customers.

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A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation in a dwelling or in a commercial establishment.

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Labor intensity

Labor intensity is the relative proportion of labor (compared to capital) used in a process.

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Land reclamation

Land reclamation, usually known as reclamation, and also known as land fill (not to be confused with a landfill), is the process of creating new land from ocean, riverbeds, or lake beds.

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List of pizza chains

This list of pizza chains includes notable pizzerias and pizza chains.

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Livestock are domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce labor and commodities such as meat, eggs, milk, fur, leather, and wool.

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Local food

Local food (local food movement or locavore) is a movement of people who prefer to eat foods which are grown or farmed relatively close to the places of sale and preparation.

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Marketing is the study and management of exchange relationships.

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A market, or marketplace, is a location where people regularly gather for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other goods.

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Mass production

Mass production, also known as flow production or continuous production, is the production of large amounts of standardized products, including and especially on assembly lines.

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Material handling

Material handling involves short-distance movement within the confines of a building or between a building and a transportation vehicle.

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Meat packing industry

The meat packing industry handles the slaughtering, processing, packaging, and distribution of animals such as cattle, pigs, sheep and other livestock.

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Meteorology is a branch of the atmospheric sciences which includes atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric physics, with a major focus on weather forecasting.

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Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (Moldova)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of Moldova is one of the nine ministries of the Government of Moldova.

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A Nutraceutical is a pharmaceutical-grade and standardized nutrient.

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Packaging and labeling

Packaging is the science, art and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use.

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Panic Nation

Panic Nation: Unpicking the Myths We're Told About Food and Health, also published as Panic Nation: Exposing the Myths We're Told About Food and Health, is a nonfiction book by Stanley Feldman and Vincent Marks.

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Plant breeding

Plant breeding is the art and science of changing the traits of plants in order to produce desired characteristics.

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Plant genetics

Plant genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity specifically in Plants.

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Plant physiology

Plant physiology is a subdiscipline of botany concerned with the functioning, or physiology, of plants.

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Produce is a generalized term for a group of farm-produced crops and goods, including fruits and vegetables – meats, grains, oats, etc.

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Product lining

In marketing jargon, product lining is offering several related products for sale individually.

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Production line

A production line is a set of sequential operations established in a factory where materials are put through a refining process to produce an end-product that is suitable for onward consumption; or components are assembled to make a finished article.

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Profit (economics)

In economics, profit in the accounting sense of the excess of revenue over cost is the sum of two components: normal profit and economic profit.

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Public relations

Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization (such as a business, government agency, or a nonprofit organization) and the public.

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A restaurant, or an eatery, is a business which prepares and serves food and drinks to customers in exchange for money.

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A seed is an embryonic plant enclosed in a protective outer covering.

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Soil science

Soil science is the study of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the Earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and management of soils.

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Subsistence agriculture

Subsistence agriculture is a self-sufficiency farming system in which the farmers focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their entire families.

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Super Size Me

Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker.

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A supermarket is a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food and household products, organized into aisles.

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is a Japanese dish of specially prepared, usually with some sugar and salt, combined with a variety of, such as seafood, vegetables, and occasionally tropical fruits.

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The Jungle

The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968).

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A tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver at a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction.

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United States Department of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, and food.

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University of Michigan

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, U of M, or UMich), often simply referred to as Michigan, is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Wedding cake

A wedding cake is the traditional cake served at wedding receptions following dinner.

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Wholesale marketing of food

The consumption and production of marketed food are spatially separated.

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Wholesaling, jobbing, or distributing is the sale of goods or merchandise to retailers; to industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users; or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_industry

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