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EXPO MILANO 2015 : A WORLDWIDE EVENT

20 Oct 2015 8:41 AM | Blake Bell (Administrator)

Milan is currently hosting Expo 2015 from May 1 to October 31, 2015, the most important universal exhibition of food and nutrition ever organized.  With over 70 restaurants distributed in different Pavilions representing more than 140 countries in the world, Expo 2015 is located at Fiera Milano, the Expo 2015 Exposition Site is well connected to airports, shuttles and train stations.

For those who have not had the fortune of attending, what can one expect?
Expo Milano 2015 is surely a place where you can taste amazing and unique food in 80 eco-friendly Pavilions. Indeed, every Pavilion is an architectonic masterpiece.

In each Pavilion, you can admire different exhibitions and expositions. Also, you would have a chance to taste the characteristic food of a country surrounded by a unique Pavilion. Also, all the different and stunning pavilions are surrounded by works of art. You can admire The Guardians of the Food by Dante Ferretti, the amazing Tree of Life by Daniel Lezama, Andy Warhol’s Album Velvet Underground and several more art masterpieces.

But Expo Milano 2015 is not only a place to enjoy food and fine cuisine. 

As its Expo theme, Italy chose “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” Several International organizations and Civil Societies collaborated to follow five main thematic routes throughout all Site: The history of humankind, the history of food; Feast and feminine, a contemporary paradox; The future of food; Sustainable food = an equitable world; Taste is knowledge. The Exposition Site hosts four thematic areas: Pavilion Zero, developed on the theme of the history of humankind and its relationship with food; Future Food District, where it is explained how technology will modify food conservation, trade, and consumption; the Children’s Park, a space where children can learn about food history while having fun with the Expo Milano Mascot, Foody; and the Biodiversity Park, a garden where some ecosystems are reproduced.  Expo Milano 2015 is a great occasion to reflect upon the contradictions that the whole world is facing regarding the food’s distribution: in fact, there are still the hungry (approximately 870 million people were undernourished in the period 2010-2012) but, on another hand, there are those who die from ailments linked to poor nutrition or too much food (approximately 2.8 million deaths from diseases related to obesity or to being overweight in the same period). In addition, it is estimated that about 1.3 billion tons of foods are wasted every year. Expo Milano 2015 wants to be an encouragement to “make conscious political choices, develop sustainable lifestyles, and use the best technology to create a balance between the availability and the consumption of resources.”

Without any doubts, Expo Milano 2015 has been hailed as a success, both from the standpoint of an enjoyable exposition, as well as being a forum to educate us about the importance of a balanced diet and the relationship between men and food.

Valeria Granata

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