Soy Bean Plant is a sculptural piece of art relating to the data ‘Food Lost or Wasted by Region and Stage in Value Chain, 2009 (per cent of kcal lost and wasted)’ (food_loss_graph.pdf) in the paper ‘Reducing Food Loss and Waste’ by Brian Lipinski, Craig Hanson, James Lomax, Lisa Kitinoja, Richard Waite and Tim Searchinger. The information was sourced from the WRI (World Resources Institute) analysis based on FAO. 2001. Global food losses and food waste—extent, causes and prevention. Rome: UN FAO.
The sculpture is explorative, seeking to highlight food wastage data in a more dynamic and engaging way as an alternative to conventional numbers and graphs.