On a recent trip to D.C. we stopped by one of our favorite museums to see an intriguing exhibit. National Geographic's exhibit FOOD: Our Global Kitchen, put into context the difficult questions facing countries, communities, and families regarding the future of food. The exhibit showcased the history of food, food traditions around the world, the economics of food, how food is cooked and many other important categories and themes. What intrigued us the most, was how the problem of feeding the growing world population is so dynamic that possible solutions demand cooperation between often disparate entities. When one combines the facts that in the United States more than 30 percent of our food is wasted with the truth that there is enough food currently being produced to feed the entire world population, it makes us think about what we can do to reduce our daily waste. We often talk about plastic waste, but food waste is an important reality as well. The FOOD: Our Global Kitchen exhibit reminded us of that important truth and highlighted the need to find ways to take steps in conserving resources, no matter how small.

 

Information on the Exhibit:

Exhibit Dates: Through February 22, 2015

Admission: Adults - $11; Members/Military/Seniors (Over 62)/Students/Groups (25+) - $9; Children (Ages 5-12) - $7; Local School & Youth Groups (18 and Under) – Free

http://events.nationalgeographic.com/exhibits/2014/10/16/food-our-global-kitchen/