Go for lunch first

Then again, maybe you shouldn’t:

The evolutionary function of disgust is to help us avoid disease and unsafe food. Disgust is one of the six fundamental human emotions. While the emotion is universal, the foods that we find disgusting are not. What is delicious to one person can be revolting to another. Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world of food and challenge their notions of what is and what isn’t edible. Could changing our ideas of disgust help us embrace the environmentally sustainable foods of the future?

Of course, if something is sustainable because it’s disgusting — well, let’s not go there. But the Disgusting Food Museum, in beautiful downtown Malmö, Sweden, might deserve a place on your bucket list, especially if it’s a bucket of swill.

(Via Miss Cellania.)

4 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    25 October 2018 · 7:03 pm

    “Stop trying to make me eat crickets happen. Me eating crickets isn’t going to happen.”

  2. McGehee »

    25 October 2018 · 8:02 pm

    I’m with fillyjonk. Trying to make me eat what I don’t want to eat — that’s disgusting.

  3. hollyh »

    26 October 2018 · 8:05 am

    Yes, I wish people would quit calling lobsters “the cockroach of the sea”. Fortunately, I tried them BEFORE I heard that.

    And fortunately, I’ve concluded that protein is overrated; thus I will ignore the calls for adding insects to my diet. Beans, rice and cheese are not scheduled to become scarce any time soon.

  4. John Salmon »

    26 October 2018 · 8:57 am

    Our betters want to control everything-including what we eat.

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