Those commodities which people normally eat: the weight of wholesome edible material, measured on a moisture-free basis, that would normally be consumed by humans. Inedible portions of the crop, such as stalks, hulls and leaves are not food. A useful but arbitrary distinction is often made between 'food', consumed by man, and 'feed', consumed by or fed to animals.
Any elaborated, semi-elaborated or natural substance for human consumption, including beverages, chewing gum and any other substance used in the manufacture, preparation, or treatment of food; it dos not include cosmetics, tobacco or substances used solely as medicine (for the purposes of this guide, water is considered food).
edible substance containing nutrients that, on ingestion, maintain the vital functions of a person or other living organism.73 Part of the Basic Societal Function Food and Nutrition.