Unseen Edible - Lichen as Food
When the population is growing, crops are failing and climate get even more extreme - which alternatives do we have to overcome the predicted food shortage? Next to the highly traded algae and insects also lichen show a great potential as a future food source. The resistant lichen - not to be confused with moss - may show up as superfoods, act like medicine and can even grow on Mars!
Lichen are organisms consisting of mushroom and algae. Especially the common yellow lichen starts to multiply a lot in urban space and the farmed countryside. UNSEEN EDIBLE imagines a society where lichen will be used in daily life and even get multiplied.
A first tasting will include lichen bread with diverse cold lichen bits and schnaps.