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(Encyclopedia) poi, slightly fermented, sticky food paste eaten in the Pacific islands, usually accompanied with meat, fish, or vegetables. It is made by grinding or pounding the roasted, peeled roots of the ...

Food (Culinary)

(Encyclopedia) food: see diet ; frozen foods ; nutrition ; vitamin .

food chain

(Encyclopedia) food chain: see ecology .

food pyramid

(Encyclopedia) food pyramid or Food Guide Pyramid, diagram used in nutrition education that fits food groups into a triangle and notes that, for a healthful diet, those at the base should be eaten more...


(Encyclopedia) organic food, food raised without chemicals and processed without additives. Under standards adopted by the U.S. Agriculture Dept. (USDA) in 2000 and fully effective in 2002, synthetic fertiliz...

food adulteration

(Encyclopedia) food adulteration, act of intentionally debasing the quality of food offered for sale either by the admixture or substitution of inferior substances or by the removal of some valuable ingredien...

food additives

(Encyclopedia) food additives, substances added to foods by manufacturers to prevent spoilage or to enhance appearance, taste, texture, or nutritive value. By quantity, the most common food additives are flav...

food preservation

(Encyclopedia) food preservation, methods of preparing food so that it can be stored for future use. Because most foods remain edible for only a brief period of time, people since the earliest ages have exper...