|The purpose of this banquet is to show one of the major
problems of our time : How to feed mankind properly.
This banquet is set on a large « table » actually representing the soils. Furrows circle around the centre of this scenic sculpture. At the very center, a circle of water is topped by a miniature of the planet earth painted with the oceans and the continents.
The earth produces our foods and each year renews the process. Water is everywhere ; it makes the earth productive and stops people’s thirst.
Around this table are seated eight couples (men and women), representing the eight main food consumption models of the world. The models were selected according to nutritional data from the FAO.
But not everybody can be seated around the table : Some are excluded from the banquet of Nature as Malthus used to say. Two excluded characters stand naked on opposite side of the table, a man and a woman, naked. The woman streches her hand forward as a symbol of cooperation ; the man holds up a fist as a symbol of protest.
The ongoing struggle for food remains unfinished on a worldwide scale.
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