Does there exist a word that collectively refers to the ways cultures get their food? (i.e. agriculture, hunter-gatherer society) I can't find any words relating to this concept in the way that I need

Example Sentence: 'A phoresite is more likely to become pastoral than find some other __________'


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Rather than a singular word, I would say that, based on your example sentence, 'form of sustenance' or 'form of nourishment' would work well. Both refer to a form of food and are not specific as to what that food is.

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