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food dis·tri·bu·tion

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  1. Food distribution

    Food distribution is a process in which a general population is supplied with food. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) considers food distribution as a subset of the food system. The process and methodology behind food distribution varies by location. Food distribution has been a defining characteristic of human behavior in all societies, and recordings of food distribution date back for thousands of years. One clear and defined documentation of historical food distribution comes from the Roman Republic and Empire. Many Roman rulers and emperors sought to determine the best method of distributing food throughout the Mediterranean, and as the demands of the Roman people changed in time, so too did their leaders’ plans. In the few centuries after the death of Christ, the annona became a prominent aspect in Roman food distribution. As the Empire expanded and the accessibility to certain foods changed, the demand for grain and wine drastically increased, and became a defining aspect of Roman food culture.Societies prominent after the fall of the Romans continued to deal with the ever-present dilemma of food distribution. The distribution systems of the United States and Latin America have developed in unique ways, and faced different problems in the past century. The United States' food distribution system is vast in size and strength, and is dominated by corporations and industry. Current methods of food distribution in the US rely on the country's advanced network of infrastructure and transportation. In less developed parts of the world like Latin America, food distribution differs from the US.There are a multitude of risk factors that can affect food distribution. War, economic failure, political problems, and weather conditions all play a role in determining the efficiency of any food system. Two recent examples of war and economic failure impacting food distribution includes the decline of food distribution in Japan during World War II and food recession in Sub-Saharan Africa during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In both cases, food distribution was hindered and the population in these areas consequently suffered.Special organizations exist today to prevent any total collapses in food distribution, assist in developing food distribution and food systems in underdeveloped areas, and respond to food distribution crises. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) plays a key role in facilitating the growth of food distribution systems all over the world. A mixture of federal, non-profit, and volunteer organizations function in the United States to safeguard the well-being of the US food distribution system. The American Red Cross is one key example of a volunteer organization is the US that has an international presence.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of food distribution in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of food distribution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Kim Calichio:

    We knew that specifically families were going to be now out of work, but also not qualify for unemployment benefits or any othersufficient government aid, we really saw at face value that there were some serious inequities and issues within both food distribution and food access, not just in Queens, but across the country.

  2. Sysco Chief Executive Bill DeLaney:

    Those of us who work in this industry every day know it is fiercely competitive. Customers of all types have access to food distribution services from a wide variety of companies.

  3. Aloys Vimards:

    We have just finished a morning food distribution for everyone of oranges, cereal bars and croissants with some iced tea. This is the food we received from Coast Guard yesterday to resupply us. People are still feeling very unwell as a result of the sea conditions.

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  • भोजन वितरणHindi
  • ఆహార పంపిణీTelugu

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