Ever wonder where your burger really came from? This Sunday at 10 AM, visit the grand opening of the exhibit “Food: The Nature of Eating” and learn about the journey that happens prior to scarfing that drive-through Happy Meal.
Get the specifics of the food’s fascinating journey from farm, to store, to plate, and everything in-between! In addition, this exhibit focuses on Chicago as a major hotspot for food shipping, as well as alternatives like urban organic farming.
Hosted by the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, (located in Lincoln Park’s 2430 N. Cannon drive) this exhibit is sure to be an eye-opening and mouth-watering presentation about the effects of cross-country food transportation, the efforts and forward-thinking vision of localized farming, and the contemporary shift in Americans’ perspectives towards organics, sustainability, and the deeper meanings behind sharing a meal.
General admission into the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is priced at $9 (Students are $7, and Thursdays are free!) and includes access into all of the museum’s other fascinating exhibits. “Food: The Nature of Eating” will be display this Sunday through September 8th, 2013. So stop by to learn all the effort that went into your burger, you may get a totally new perspective and appreciation of what’s on your plate!
For more information, please visit the Nature Museum website.