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Two new food museums encourage "thoughtful participation in the food system"

By Alice Lascelles  

A butterfly enclosure at the British Museum of Food which celebrates their contribution to the pollination of banana plants. ©Marcus Peel

Food can feed the brain as well as the belly. It can be a cultural signifier, a political tool and route to scientific revelation. Yet we’ve become, by all accounts, a nation of unthinking, insipid “foodies”, where cookbooks top bestseller lists, baking shows pack out primetime TV schedules,…

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