For the first time in the history of worldâ€™s fairs, the theme of Expo Milano was food. â€œFeeding the Planet, Energy for Life" explored the challenge of feeding the estimated 9 billion people who will inhabit our planet by the year 2050.
Together with public programming and online presence, the USA pavilion exhibits highlighted Americaâ€™s food systems and innovations, locating America as a force in the food world. Through installations that combined living food plants, tactile displays, and digital storytelling, the pavilion engaged a global conversation addressing topics such as food security and policy, international relations, science and technology, nutrition and health, and the evolution of culinary culture. More than 6 million people toured the pavilion making it the most visited pavilion at Expo Milano.