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Beans on Toast

This event has finished. 25 May–29 September 2013 (National Museum Cardiff is open for most Bank Holidays, please check prior to your visit to ensure the museum will be open.)

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Where does our food really come from?

Does it matter what we eat?

We depend on nature for our food.

We use technology to “improve” nature, but without the natural world we would not have food on our plates. In fact, nature may still hold solutions for our future.

As the world’s population increases, we need to increase food production and be better at distributing food to where it’s needed.

Growing and transporting food produces greenhouse gases and pollution. We need to find more sustainable ways that don’t harm the natural world we rely on.

We import food from all over the world.

We can afford to, but we also need to import around 40% of our food. The UK can’t produce all the food we want.

We enjoy the variety of foods from different countries but bad weather, war or domestic trouble overseas can badly affect our supply of food and push up our food prices.

Your food choices can be powerful and life changing.

What you choose to eat affects your health, our environment and the lives of people thousands of miles away.

Your choices can influence the food on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus.

They can change the way our food is produced. By making even small changes to the food you choose you can change the nature of our food supply.

As the world’s population increases, we need to increase food production and be better at distributing food to where it’s needed.

Growing and transporting food produces greenhouse gases and pollution. We need to find more sustainable ways that don’t harm the natural world we rely on.


Come and visit our family exhibition and investigate the journey of beans on toast, from plant to plate!

Part of the British Ecological Society's Festival of Ecology.

www.festivalofecology.org

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