Agropolis Museum: Food and Agricultures of the WorldBy Teachers.Net News Desk
This website for the Agropolis museum in France is about food and how humans have produced it over the centuries. The exhibits offer a fresh way of looking at food and the role it plays in society.
Visitors should not miss the fascinating and moving virtual exhibit “The Banquet de l’Humanite (The dining table of the world)”, which explains the ongoing struggle for food worldwide. The exhibit, which is a sculpture at the physical museum, is pictured on the site, and it features clay figures seated around a table representing the world. Visitors will read that the figures represent countries with low, medium, and high rates of food production, and food information on each country can be linked to in the text below the sculpture. Additionally, there are two clay figures that aren’t even seated at the table, and they are called the “Excluded Ones”. They represent the “new poor people in a society of mass consumption.”
They are often unemployed, homeless or poor city dwellers. The “World’s Food” virtual exhibit offers basics about food and human nutritional needs. Visitors should be sure to click on the colorful boxes at the top of the page, to see images of similar types of food, but in different cultures. [KMG]
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