In the History Colorado Museum lies a new traveling exhibit, Food-Our Global Kitchen, which has a history itself.
In the History Colorado Museum lies a new traveling exhibit, Food-Our Global Kitchen, which has a history itself. Originally made in New York, this hands-on exhibit has traveled from Boston, to Denver, then goes on to finish in Washington DC.
The exhibit Food-Our Global Kitchen teaches it’s visitors about how food is grown, shipped, processed, and eventually eaten. The path twists and turns with photos and facts such as 13% of all cropland is used for corn! Or the crop Cassava is ground up to make tapioca.. There is an estimate that in 2050 there will be 2 billion more people, some people have been thinking about this and have engineered a “farming skyscraper”. This dome shaped open building with a spiral path of farmland is innovative solution has started a conversation. A hands-on TV gives you an overall of where all your food comes from. A small room gives you samples of fresh agave nectar, then you can learn what tools you can use to make an assortment of sweets or just savory treats. But even though we know how to make an assortment of things, we also know how to waste things.
In fact, about 414 lbs of food is discarded for each person in the United States. That's 1656 lbs for a family of four! And that's just consumers. Lots more food is lost from farms through transportation and processing. All the food that we waste we can change, we can take less than what we actually want, then get more. Don't throw away your leftovers! Save and eat them tomorrow!
The exhibit, Food-Our Global Kitchen teaches us about the past, the present, and the future. It teaches us about making food and our senses. It may teach you tons but it is still fun with all the hands-on projects. This is a must see exhibit.