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food chain

1. A hierarchy of organisms that transfer food energy between them. The smallest organisms are at the bottom—and they are preyed upon by the larger ones above them in the food chain. Grizzly bears are at the top of the food chain.
2. A hierarchy of people in a group or organization. Often used in the phrases "at the top of the food chain" and "at the bottom of the food chain." As a medical intern, I'm at the bottom of the food chain, but I'll move up soon enough. It will take a while to move up the food chain in such a large company, but you'll make manager soon enough.
See also: chain, food
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McDonald's is considered as top leading fast food restaurants and gained top position in list of top 10 fast food chains in US and in the world.
Improving the integrity of the food chain, making certain that food is traceable, safe to eat, high quality and genuine, requires new diagnostic tools, the implementation of novel information systems and input from all food chain participants.
News of the Food Chain Network comes as the OECD published figures on food price inflation, which suggests food prices in the UK are rising two-and-a-half times faster than in other OECD countries.
Even with traceability and Biosecurity, however, there remains the question of how to ensure a whole-chain perspective for food chains that are increasingly international in scope.
Compare your food chain with the one the other group created.
As with pollutants, the toxins from these blooms are concentrated as they move up the food chain, but they can also cause human health problems through skin and aerosol contact.
Fish big enough for a human-sized meal are near the top of their food chains, and that means they receive all the toxic material-such as mercury, PCBs and dioxins-that animals before them in the chain have eaten and stored in their fatty tissues.
During the 1980s, many fast food chains introduced new menu items like chicken nuggets and salads, designed to appeal to health-conscious customers.
Find it in Amplicate's new report 'Public Opinion on Fast Food Chains on Social Media' that tells you what consumers have been saying about fast food on social media in the last 12 months, when and where they're posting their opinions and why.
International food chains are everywhere in our globalized world.
Food service providers such as restaurants, fast food chains, hospitals, hotels and mobile caterers will also benefit from gaining certification and assuring customers of safe food preparation.
com/research/fcef9f/public_opinion_on) has announced the addition of the "Public Opinion on Subway and Fast Food Chains on Social Media" report to their offering.
Like elsewhere in the world, the thriving of fast food chains both local and international brands as a common place is not an exception to Pakistan as well.
Seashore Food Chains (0778719499) surveys how plants to carnivores obtain food from sun, sand, and surf; Prairie Food Chains (0778719472) discusses how food is made and consumed in a prairie environment--something only touched upon in most competing 'food chains' books which focus on rainforests and shore primarily; and Tundra Food Chains (0778719466) discusses tundra animals, plants, and food webs.
In their natural environment, plants and animals align into food chains.