General Aspects of Food

  • George J. Banwart


Our basic needs include air that contains an adequate amount of oxygen, water that is potable, edible food, and shelter. Food provides us with a source of energy needed for work and for various chemical reactions. Food also supplies chemicals for growth, for repair of injured or worn-out cells, and for reproduction. Food consumption can be a pleasurable experience, and a time for meeting with family and friends. Food is so necessary for our existence that the search for food has been the main occupation of human beings throughout history.


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  • George J. Banwart
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyThe Ohio State UniversityUSA

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