Our senior editor Kristen showed us this collection of photography from artist Klaus Pichler. She called it "gross, and pretty, and sad," and we can't help but agree.
Pichler created 57 imaginative and terrifying photographs of food in varying states of decay to call attention to food waste and "food mileage" in our globalized world. Some of the images are difficult to look at -- a rotten chicken with its wings held high, rice cakes in the shape of a Jenga tower covered in green mold, or a bowl of rice obscured by a cloud of feathery mildew. But they're a visceral reminder that about a third of all food grown and produced each year goes to waste, often food that has already traveled thousands of miles (say, a bag of oranges that travels 9000 miles from an orchard in South Africa to a supermarket in Europe).
You can check out the rest of the photographs here.
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