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Food Forest Fantasies

Food Forest Fantasies (2022) by the Center of Genomic Gastronomy is a suite of tools, rituals and recipes for testing and tasting food systems that can withstand water stress and survive the climate emergency.

Slow food, slower food, slowest food. 

Food Forestry is a system of agriculture that is resilient to ecological shocks including floods, droughts and fires. The Center for Genomic Gastronomy is planning a food forest, but it will take up to a decade until a complete meal can be harvested from there. There is a mismatch between the speed needed to address the climate emergency, and the patience needed to cultivate adaptive agroecosystems like food forests. 

Menu at the end of a World.

We are planting combinations of slow-growing ingredients and preparing menus for future generations to taste. We hope that our experimental forest farm can survive the uncertain but extreme hydrological, agricultural and climatic conditions of the coming decades. 

No one knows how high the water will rise or how long the droughts will last but it seems certain that the culinary world we inhabit today is coming to an end. Food Forest Fantasies is a form of edible eschatology: eating at the end of a world while preparing for an other.

This project has received funding from S+T+ARTS (Science, Technology & the Arts), an initiative of the European Commission, launched under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

 

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STARTS (Science, Technology & the Arts) is an initiative of the European Commission, launched under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. Its purpose is to support collaborations between artists, scientists, engineers and researchers to develop more creative, inclusive, and sustainable technologies.

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