Food processing is the transformation of agricultural products into food, or of one form of food into other forms. Food processing includes many forms of processing foods, from grinding grain to make raw flour to home cooking to complex industrial methods used to make convenience foods.
Primary food processing is necessary to make most foods edible, and secondary food processing turns the ingredients into familiar foods, such as bread.
Tertiary food processing has been criticized for promoting overnutrition and obesity, containing too much sugar and salt, too little fiber, and otherwise being unhealthful in respect to dietary needs of humans and farm animals.
North Hykeham is a town in the North Kesteven district, in the county of Lincolnshire, England. Geographically it forms the southern outer part of a greater Lincoln urban sprawl and comprises 4,915 dwellings. The population of the town at the 2011 census was 13,884.