Food exhibit at AMNH

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November 18, 2012 by Emily Pergament

Yesterday, my friend and I went to the Our Global Kitchen exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. Here is a sign at the entrance of the exhibit that explains it:

We learned that watermelons are grown in a glass cube in Japan (I think that was the country they said) to make them square:

We learned about which countries have the highest overweight an obesity rates. The red parts are the percentage of the population who is obese, and the orange parts are the percentage of the population who is overweight. I feel like people say the USA is the fattest, but that’s not true according to the chart below. The USA is the fourth column from the left.

These are some crazy potatoes:

There was also a tasting section where we tried different kinds of apples and a jelly bean, and there were videos at the beginning and end of the exhibit. There was also a chicken on display, which apparently was donated by a New Jersey family after it died of natural causes at the age of four. It was the family pet.

-Emily

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One thought on “Food exhibit at AMNH

  1. Jennifer Turek says:

    I like the square watermelons! They would take up less space in the fridge.

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