Did This Year’s World’s Fair Change the Future of Food?

October 29, 2015

The food-themed Expo Milano 2015 wraps up in Italy this month. But what did it actually accomplish?

I’m sitting in the dining car on a vintage train in Russia, eating pork-stuffed pelmini, drinking vodka, and watching the springtime countryside slide by the windows.
Well, almost: The windows are LCD screens, the luggage next to me is a prop, and my table is facing a constant stream of people exiting an interactive display that touts Russia’s agricultural prowess over a thumping techno beat.

This is the fun, weird restaurant in the Russian pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, the most recent World’s…