# What's the difference between 食品 and 食料

I can't quite figure out the differences between these two. I would guess that 食料 is only used in situations, where the only thing that matters is that the food is there or not there (As in, searching for food, gave food, need food)

I've only seen 食品 used in connection to the process of making, acquiring, selling and storing the food.

Am I on the right track here, or completely off?

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Do you understand 料 and 品? –  Earthliŋ Jun 18 '13 at 13:26
Why not add 食糧 to the mix? –  istrasci Jun 18 '13 at 14:22
@Earthling , I'm not sure I know difference of the two. –  Daniel Safari Jun 18 '13 at 15:21
「食料品」なんてものもある・・・ nvm, なんでもない。。。 –  Choko Jun 18 '13 at 20:42