Finding the human form in United Nation’s exhibition on Global food safety
Celebration of food as we do here, without a thought to food safety is irresponsible. Goodness knows how often I’m told to stay away from street food for fear of being served something unwholesome. My forays into side streets to get my favourite street food when I’m in Accra is always frowned upon. Of course these frowns are disregarded, but there is always a worryingly nagging feeling that is often absent when I indulge in street food elsewhere. Food safety is essential to food security, poverty alleviation, and economic growth and Africa in general needs these more than most.
This week the United Nations is aiming to shed light on global issues surrounding food safety in a refreshingly creative way. They hosted their first ever art exhibition titled We Are What We Eat which featured concepts such as malnutrition, population growth, food technology, sustainable agriculture as well as enhanced nutrition via education and activism.
The artwork featured artists Liu Bolin (China), Edward Burtynsky (Canada), Jim Draper (United States), Pepe López (Venezuela) and Vik Muniz (Brazil).
We have featured some of Liu Bolin’s work below: Tip – Try to find the human form in the photos below.