Feeding Humanity

My First post (few weeks back) on Sustainab.ly Blog!


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What exactly is food? According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word is defined as:

“Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth.”

Most people have two to three meals a day to serve the purpose of providing our body with both macro and micronutrients, to “maintain life and growth.” Unlike most of the species in the animal kingdom, however, food for humans is more than just a substance for energy. Food is deeply embedded in our culture, and is often the centre of many social and ceremonial gatherings, such as BBQ parties, Thanksgiving dinners, and going out for coffee or alcohol with other people. Food is, in itself, inherently communal.

The fact that food dominates so much of our day-to-day lives is exactly why I believe that changes in our diet can have one of the greatest, if not the

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