Pet Shop Food Bar workshop: The Poop Doctor

Have you had a chat with the population of your gut lately? Do you know what makes them happy? Up to 1000 different species of bacteria reside in your gut. And all of them have a very important role—the most important of which is maintaining your digestive system. Without bacteria, you cannot digest your food. So it's important to take care of the little guys doing the heavy lifting in your gut.

According to Nienke Tode-Gottenbos, also known as “the Green Woman”, the best way to keep your gut's residents happy is with a good, solid meal. Nienke wrote the book, The Poop Doctor: Healthy From Mouth to Buttocks, and the recently released sequel, The Poop Doctor: Baking it Brown, a cookbook for happy stomach bacteria. Want to know more about digestion, gut flora, and nutrition? Come visit the Pet Shop Food Bar on Thursday, November 10th when Nienke will give some workshops and a presentation on her book.

Fee € 15,- 

Pet Shop Food Bar
Waag is opening its pop-up microbial pet shop in Amsterdam’s city centre once again. After three successful events, at Dutch Design Week, Museum Night Amsterdam and the Red Light Pet Shop in the heart of Amsterdam's red light district, it's time to find out how our micro-pets can contribute to the future of our food.

Grab a superfood breakfast at our Pet Shop Food Bar; surprise your friends with some homemade spirulina candies; or learn about how bacteria contribute to our food, flora, and food intake. Our collection of bacteria, fungi, and algae is available for purchase at the Pet Shop Food Bar. In our workshop series, we will research the possible effects our biobank might have on future food trends.

The Pet Shop Food Bar is organized in cooperation with BigPicnic, a collaborative project between Waag and 15 botanical gardens that focuses on food security in the future. Because what do we really know about our food? What does it mean that farming is becoming more one-sided? And could something as simple as bacteria help us? In the Pet Shop Food Bar, we will examine the roles biotechnology, mircoorganisms, and bacteria can play in shaping the future of our food.

The Pet Shop Food Bar is open from 3 November till 26 November: Tuesday -Saturday from 11:00 till 17:00.


Pet Shop Food Bar, Houtkopersdwarsstraat 6, Amsterdam