the agency of the United Nations that institutes and administers programs, especially in underdeveloped countries, for improving farming methods and increasing food production.
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a division of the Department of Health and Human Services that protects the public against impure and unsafe foods, drugs, and cosmetics. Abbreviation: FDA. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) An agency of the United States federal government that approves or disapproves new drugs and substances that can be consumed.
- Food ball
food ball n. A gastric concretion formed of vegetable fibers from the seeds and skins of fruits and sometimes containing starch granules and fat globules. Also called phytobezoar.
noun 1. an agency, group, or center that collects food and distributes it to the needy.
- Food body
noun 1. (botany) a mass of nutrients attached to a seed coat, which attracts ants and thus aids dispersal of the seed