Biotopia Festival. EAT.
Taste the Future
Museum Mensch und Natur, München
26 May 2019
Algaeburgers, insect flour and Seitan sausages are quite literally on everyone's lips. Is this what the future will taste like? In the spaces between the traditional and innovative, artificial and natural, global and local, our food intake and production are among the most topical issues today. The Biotopia Festival, which takes place on 26 May in Munich, invites you to “Taste the Future”.
The steady growth of the world's population, the overloading of our ecosystems, lands and oceans, and the pattern of the enormous increase in conditions such as allergies and obesity, make it more important than ever to focus on our nutrition and processes associated with it. How much do our diet and agriculture affect the environment and our health? What are the alternatives and how can they be implemented? The Nymphenburg Castle Museum of Man and Nature offers a wide range of products for all senses, tastes and age groups, looking for alternative, sustainable models from the fields of science, art, design and culinary arts. On offer are lectures on fermentation, Kombucha fungi and more, workshops on our domestic ecosystems, experimental tastings of algorithm-personalized sauce recipes and discussions on nutrition and allergies. The broad offering of the event opens up new perspectives on an existential human activity, and more importantly, raises awareness of the drawbacks and problems associated with our everyday food intake. An integral part of the festival is the exhibition “Meat The Future” in the Museum Mensch und Natur, which deals specifically with the future of meat production. The eventful day ends in the evening with a multisensory dining experience.