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April 21 Tuesday

Cancelled: "Meat Planet: Artificial Flesh and the Future of Food" with Author Ben Wurgaft

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM
  • SLB Room 120
  • Open To The Public
  • Cancelled
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Description

Join the Yale Sustainable Food Program and the Law, Ethics, and Animals Program for a book conversation with Benjamin Wurgaft, author of Meat Planet: Artificial Flesh and the Future of Food. Meat Planet explores the modern quest to generate meat in the lab—a substance sometimes called “cultured meat”—and asks what it means to imagine that this is the future of food. Wurgaft is a writer and historian, and currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University. His essays on food and other topics appear regularly in publications such as Gastronomica and The Los Angeles Review of BooksNature called Wurgaft's book "a thoughtful study mixing science reportage with philosophical meditations." Publisher's Weekly called it "an essential introduction to the subject" of cellular-grown meat's various industrial and cultural issues. Published in late 2019, Wurgaft’s Meat Planet reveals how the conversations around lab-grown meat technology reach beyond debates in food, weaving together appetite, science, and capitalism. 

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School, Yale Sustainable Food Program

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