Wildschut Henk . Food - signed copy

144 pages/ ills colour / 24 x 28 cm / hardcover / English / graphic design: Robin Uleman / Post Editions 2013 / SIGNED COPY!

For this project, 'Food', Henk Wildschut immersed himself in the world of today's farmer whom he originally saw as the most important innovator in the food production process. In his endeavour to get to grips with the production and processing of food Wildschut, rather than restricting himself to modern farming, also directs his quest at vegetable breeders and cultivators, stock farms, hatcheries, fish farms, laboratories, inspection bodies and suppliers of abattoir equipment. Theirs is a squeaky-clean world where rules, regulations and protocols are riveted together in the stainless-steel abstraction of the industrial scheme of things; a world that often seems such a far cry from the food itself.

(From the author )

Few subjects generate as much discussion as the subject of food. Such discussion is increasingly marked by suspicion and pessimism about how our
food is produced. Two years ago, when I was asked to make an in-depth study of the subject of
Food by the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam I was full of preconceptions about the food industry. I saw it
as dishonest, unhealthy and unethical. More than that, it was contributing to the decline of our planet, unlike in the good old days, and I felt that the magic word ‘organic’ was going to solve everything. So when I embarked on this project, my first impulsive reaction was to bring to light all the misunderstandings about food once and for all...


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