PHOTO: © Deutsches Museum | Christian Illing

Landwirtschaft und Ernährung – Vom Acker auf den Tisch

In the organizer's words:

Agriculture and animal husbandry have provided "our daily bread" for thousands of years. But while almost a billion people on earth are currently starving and even more are unable to eat a healthy diet, many others are living in lavish abundance.

The growing world population and increasing demands therefore make it necessary to produce even more food. According to a United Nations forecast, the world will have to feed around two billion more people in 2050 than it does today. Agriculture and food affect each and every one of us directly - they are key social and political issues.

The question of where our food comes from affects us all. The Agriculture and Food exhibition specifically looks beyond the purely technical aspects: In five themed rooms, the focus is always on social, economic and ecological aspects. The first room opens with a juxtaposition of idyll and reality, symbolized by an original alpine hut and a modern forage harvester. The exhibition continues with farm animals and how we treat them - from breeding and keeping to slaughtering. The next themed room is dedicated to agricultural machinery with vintage bulldogs, combine harvesters and field robots. Their area of application - plant cultivation - follows one room further on. In the center is a large film room in which the atmospheric large-scale projection of a wheat field throughout the year is shown. At the end of the exhibition, alongside brewing kettles, a brewery model and a steam oven, the interactively controllable food shelf once again provides food for thought on abundance and scarcity in the modern world.

Live every day. New every day. For individual visitors and small groups of up to five people, guided tours, demonstrations, science shows and hands-on programs in various exhibitions take place daily, free of charge and without registration. The current daily program is published every day at around 9:20 a.m. on the website and in the Deutsches Museum app.

This content has been machine translated.


Deutsches Museum Museumsinsel 1 80538 München

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