Expo Milano 2015 seeks to involve participants and visitors in actively finding innovative solutions through discussion and an exchange of ideas and opinions. The central theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life involves five main Themed Routes that connect the spaces within the exhibition site. Each of these Thematic Routes offer different interpretations of the Expo Milano 2015 central theme and can be tailored according to visitors' interests.
The story of humankind, the history of food
The story of humankind is a key theme within the exposition, comprising art, work, human settlement and trade. There are also references to exploitation and the degradation consequent to colonization, all of them reflected in this account of evolution. Starting from a compelling view of the history of food for each of the world’s populations, the exhibition highlights the attributes of individual populations, from their agricultural and farming techniques, to how foods have changed and developed over time.
Feast and famine: a contemporary paradox
Today's paradox is that half of the world is facing food deprivation, with many dying from malnutrition after living in impoverished conditions with poor access to drinking water, while the other half of the world faces physical and physiological diseases due to poor diet and overweight. The exhibition asks whether it is possible to solve this paradox via science, education, prevention, international cooperation and social and political engineering.
The future of food
What kind of food will be eaten in the future? What will be the basis of our children’s diet? The first step in answering these questions is to increase our knowledge and understanding of new food technologies, scientific discoveries and research that form the basis today, for improving the nutrition of tomorrow: being able to feed the world focusing on agricultural techniques and the quality of food.
Sustainable food = an equitable world
How is it possible to make humanity more sensitive to maintaining a better balance between food production and natural resources? The main focus of Expo Milano 2015 is nutrition, which is the discussion platform for both biodiversity and traditional cultures.
Taste is knowledge
Eating is not only necessary, but can be highly enjoyable. Combinations of tastes and flavors within different cultures tell their own particular story.
These themed routes offer cultural events and tastings where, beyond getting to know the individual products, visitors can learn about useful food preservation techniques and different ways of cooking to help maintain or change flavors.