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As the world is facing a food crisis unlike anything it has seen in 50 years, we also face the conflicting problem of obesity. The spike in globa… Read More
As the world is facing a food crisis unlike anything it has seen in 50 years, we also face the conflicting problem of obesity. The spike in global food prices has turned nations into fast food junkies due to their low cost and ease of access. Small farmers are being shut out of business and being replaced by behemoth factory farms on a global scale. As food penetrates modern media with tv shows and websites, we look at the subject from a new angle. This issue of kult examines the topic of food and facts related to the fuel which keeps us alive. We asked 40 artists to prepare a visual feast on this subject which is near and dear to us all. Bon Appetit... Read Less
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Issue #08 - Food
As the world is facing a food crisis unlike anything it has seen in 50 years, we also face the conflicting problem of obesity. The spike in global food prices has turned nations into fast food junkies due to their low cost and ease of access. Small farmers are being shut out of business and being replaced by behemoth factory farms on a global scale. As food penetrates modern media with tv shows and websites, we look at the subject from a new angle.
 
This issue of kult examines the topic of food and facts related to the fuel which keeps us alive. We asked 40 artists to prepare a visual feast on this subject which is near and dear to us all. Bon Appetit...
 
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Cover: Issue #08 - Food
Artist: Kristal Melson
Country: Singapore
Website: www.kristalmelson.com
Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do.
Artist: Aaron Thong
Country: UK
Website: society6.com/agrimony
The largest food item on a menu is roast camel. Stuffed with a sheep's carcass, which is stuffed with chickens, which are stuffed with fish, which are stuffed with eggs.
Artist: Adeline Tan
Country: Singapore
Website: mightyellow.com
Can openers were invented 48 years after cans were.
Artist: Adrian Koh
Country: Singapore
Website: adrian-koh.com
They have square watermelons in Japan.
Artist: Angelina Lourdes
Country: Singapore
Website: kult.com.sg
Rubber is one of the ingredients in bubble gum.
Artist: Anjo Bollarda
Country: Philippines
Website: 200-70.com
Blueberries can boost memory.
Artist: Babekühl
Country: Australia
Website: babekuhl.com
In ancient China, people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.
Artist: Benjamin Ang
Country: Singapore
Website: benjaminang.com
The popsicle was invented by an 11 year old who kept it secret for 18 years.
Artist: Black Design
Country: Singapore
Website: blackdesign.com.sg
On average, a person will spend about five years eating during his or her lifetime.
Artist: Brick
Country: Singapore
Website: brickart.blogspot.com
Peanuts can be used to make dynamite.
Artist: Cherryn Yap
Country: Singapore
Website: zhi-er.com
Pork eaters will devour an average of 28 pigs in their lifetime.
Artist: Dorcas Ng
Country: Singapore
Website: 5din5.net
Allowing chocolate to melt in your mouth produces brain and heart rate activity that is similar to passionate kissing.
Artist: Eric Foenander
Country: Singapore
Website: thetownjeweller.tumblr.com
NASA has approved hot dogs as a regular item on Apollo moon flights.
Artist: Giri Arnaga
Country: Indonesia
Website: lyckacreative.com
Artist: Hasyim Isa
Country: Singapore
The toxic puffer fish delicacy called Fugu kills about 300 people per year.
Artist: Heage Hue
Country: Singapore
Website: heage.com
Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions. It's the plague of the 21st century.
Artist: Iain Hector
Country: UK
Website: hectorgraphics.com
Chillies can help you breathe more easily. 
Artist: Izzy Tan
Country: Singapore
Website: izzycrowe.com
Every year 18 million tonnes of edible food end up in landfills.
Artist: Jamie Winder
Country: UK
Website: jamiewinder.co.uk
Large doses of coffee can be lethal.
Artist: João Oliveira
Country: Portugal
Website: http://onrepeat.net
In its ancient form, the carrot was purple not orange.
Artist: Jon Tan
Country: UK
Website: natnoj.com
Microwave cooking was discovered accidentally. Percy Lebaron Spencer of the Raytheon Company was walking past a radar tube and he noticed that the chocolate bar in his pocket melted.
Artist: Joyce Lee
Country: Singapore
Website: joyceleeinvestigationportfolio.blogspot.com
Artist: Junkhouse
Country: South Korea
Website: junkhouse.net
Rats destroy about 1/3 of the world's food supply each year.
Artist: Kaiyee Tay
Country: Singapore
Website: cargocollective.com/kaiyee
Japan is the biggest exporter of frog's legs.
Artist: Ken Tan
Country: Singapore
Website: instagram @kentansg
The average person will eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime!
Artist: Kim & Rew
Country: USA
Website: sixhalfeuropestreet.tumblr.com
China goes through roughly 45 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks a year. That's 130 million pairs a day.
Artist: Lim Ming Chew
Country: Singapore
Website: cargocollective.com/small_onion_boy
People are getting fatter almost everywhere in the world.
Artist: Michal Dziekan
Country: Poland
Website: www.michaldziekan.com
Apple seeds can be poisonous.
Artist: Mojoko
Country: Singapore
Website: www.mojoko.net
Broccoli is a vegetable with a nervous system, Primitive though it may be, it can feel pain.
Artist: Mr. Papriko
Country: Japan
Website: papriko.com
When an egg floats in water, "it is bad" and should not be eaten.
Artist: Nokomai
Country: Singapore
Website: nokomai.com
Chocolate can be deadly for dogs.
Artist: Preston Tham
Country: Singapore
Website: www.prestch.com
Pearls melt in vinegar.
Artist: Sharul Rizal
Country: Singapore
Website: hebeshebe.tumblr.com
American airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad in first class.
Artist: Still & Moving Studio
Country: UK & NZ
www.stillandmoving.tv
Police closed down a Berlin sweet shop after discovering the owner was selling chocolates and lollipops laced with hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Artist: Sun Lee Siew
Country: Singapore
Website: www.growwithsun.com
Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
Artist: Tiffany Tan
Country: Singapore
Website: lullabyforbones.com
 
Fizzy drinks can lower your body's immune system.
Artist: Vincent Tay
Country: Singapore
Website: kwanzaajuice.tumblr.com
Eating ice cream results in glossy hair due to ice cream's high levels of vitamin B2.
Artist: Wilmer Pan
Country: Singapore
Website: k-0627.blogspot.com
It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
Artist: Winnie Goh
Country: Singapore
Website: studiokaleido.net
The strawberry flavour contains over 50 different chemicals.
Artist: Xander Lee
Country: Singapore
Website: antarezinteractive.com
Coconut water can be substituted for blood plasma.
Artist: Xtian Castanares
Country: USA
Website: xtianares.com
In Japan, during the festival of Setsuben, beans are scattered in dark corners and entrances of the home to drive out evil spirits.
Artist: Yiling Lui
Country: Singapore
Website: luiyiling.com