By Ela Vasilescu – Writer
After six months of exhibitions, meetings, conferences and events, Expo 2015 is coming to an end. A Universal Exposition, organized by the nation in Milan, with the participation more than 140 nations. Every pavilion offers a journey through the culture, perfumes, colors and traditions of its people.
Every Universal Exposition has to choose a theme of universal interest. Expo Milan 2015 has chosen “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, approaching any topic related to food as fuel or sensorial experience, the food shortages in some parts of the world, food education, and issues related to GMOs. Food and nutrition represent our foundation; they are a tool through which we can improve the quality of our lives.
Expo 2015 supports a lot of innovative projects that can enhance our knowledge, and improve our lives. WE-Women for Expo, a project about nutrition and women organized in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori; Feed your Mind, Film your Planet, a short food movie that sends an invitation to people from all over the world to interpret the Expo themes of nutrition and sustainability by creating a short video, of between 30 seconds and one minute; School Project – At Expo with school focused on food, the right to healthy and safe, is the event where 140 countries were asked to consider one single issue: food. These are only a few examples of the numerous and meaningful projects that have been promoted during Expo Milan 2015.
All in all Expo Milan 2015 has hosted many events, from The Cooking Show, a TV program which involves Italian and International chefs meeting to exchange dishes, recipes, culture and cooking anecdotes, filmed in the RAI studios inside the Expo Center, to the blessing of food and the Milan Charter on September 1st, where eleven representatives of different religions came together for the Planet to discuss the issues connected with global food production and consumption. Every evening in the events area of the Cereals and Tubers Cluster an apericena consisting of dishes, all strictly whole-wheat or whole-grain is being served, all in the company of great music offered by DJ Sets by Radio2. Countries such as Venezuela, Zimbabwe and Indonesia have celebrated their National Days during Expo 2015 offering visitors and other participating countries the opportunity to enjoy some of their traditional dances and dishes.
Expo Milan 2015 will close its gates on October 31st leaving behind an incredible experience for its visitors but also its participants. With more than 150 restaurants, bars, food & beverage corners, kiosks, and street food stations to choose from, the Universal Exposition has managed to please any desire of its visitors, stimulating each country’s creativity and promoting innovation for a sustainable future.
For more information you can access www.expo2015.org/it and why not, plan your last minute trip to the Exposition.