Food Chain

Science / Biology / Food Chain: The simplest representation of energy fiow in a community. At the base is energy stored in plants, which are eaten by small organisms, which in turn are eaten by progressively larger organisms; the food chain is an oversimplification in that most animals do not eat only one type of organism.

Other Words for Chain

Chain Verb Synonyms: shackle, secure, fasten, bind, gyve, confine, fetter, restrain, confine, restrict, tie, limit
Chain Noun Synonyms: string, series, combination, sequence, succession, train, course, set, concatenation
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Other Words for Food

Food Verb Synonyms: nourishment, nutriment, aliment, sustenance, subsistence, foodstuffs, edibles, eatables, viands, bread, victuals, rations, provisions, comestibles, commons, grub, eats, chow, scoff, prog
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Food Web

Science / Biology / Food Web: A complex network of feeding interrelations among species in a natural ecosystem; more accurate and more complex depiction of energy fiow than a food chain. MORE

Food Security

Business / Agriculture / Food Security: Access by all people at all times to enough food for an active healthy life. Food security at a minimum includes the ready availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, and an assured ability MORE

Food Safety Initiative

Business / Agriculture / Food Safety Initiative: A 1997 interagency initiative among the Food and Drug Administration, Center For Disease Control, Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement a series of coordinat MORE

Food Safety And Inspection Service (FSIS)

Business / Agriculture / Food Safety And Inspection Service (FSIS): A 10,000 employee agency within USDA responsible for ensuring food safety in some 6,400 meat and poultry plants throughout the United States: the agency also certifies the safety programs operated for MORE

Food Security Act Of 1985

Business / Agriculture / Food Security Act Of 1985: P.L. 99-198 (December 23, 1985), a 5-year omnibus farm bill, allowed lower commodity price and income supports and established a dairy herd buyout program. Changes were made in a variety of other USDA MORE

Food Security Commodity Reserve

Business / Agriculture / Food Security Commodity Reserve: A special reserve of up to 4 million metric tons of wheat, corn, sorghum, and rice to be used for international humanitarian purposes. This reserve created by the FAIR Act of 1996 is an expansion and MORE

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