Food distribution is a vital factor in public nutrition. Where it breaks down, famine, malnutrition or illness can occur. Nutrition is interpreted as the study of the organic process by which an organism assimilates and uses food and liquids for normal functioning, growth and maintenance and to maintain the balance between health and disease. ... A famine is an phenomenon in which a large percentage of the population of a region or country are undernourished and death by starvation becomes increasingly common. ...
There are three main components of food distribution:
Transport infrastructure, including roads, vehicles, railway tracks, airports, ports, etc.
Food handling technology and regulation, including refrigeration, storage, warehousing etc.
Categories: Food and drink stubs | Commercial item transport and distribution Refrigeration (from the Latin frigus, frost) is generally the cooling of a body by the transfer of a portion of its heat away from it. ... Logistics is the art and science of managing and controlling the flow of goods, energy, information and other resources. ... The supply and demand model describes how prices vary as a result of a balance between product availability at each price (supply) and the desires of those with purchasing power at each price (demand). ... Needs refer to things that people must have. ...
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