The Alimentarium collection is a true heritage asset, comprising some 10 000 objects relating to all stages of the human diet. They have been acquired, preserved and put on display to bear witness to the history and methods of producing, processing, selling, preparing and consuming our food.
The gap between what scientists say and what people believe is especially large when it comes to food. But opinions change as quickly as fashions. Ideas about what is good and what is bad for us are likely to be quite different tomorrow.