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Taste: Design as Dishonesty

Top: Wild Banana (Genetic Literacy Project) Bottom: Modern Banana (Domiriel/Flickr Creative Commons)

How is food a design problem? On the other hand, how can it be anything else?

Design prides itself on making order out of chaos, but how does this intersect with the natural world, which lies at the basis of all humanity? Genetically modified foods are a tricky subject, especially when you stop and consider how enhanced beauty boosts sales.

On February 12th, we’ll gather scientists, chefs, inventors, journalists, historians, curators, and no shortage of designers, and start asking some serious questions about food, about design, and about where all of this is headed.

Tickets are limited. More at taste.designobserver.com.

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