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Growing meat with stem cells: In vitro meat in context

Seminar   21.05.2012

Starts

21.05.2012

Ends

21.05.2012

Speakers

Dr Neil Stephens, Research Fellow, Cesagen, University of Cardiff

Organised by

Egenis

Venue

University of Exeter,Egenis,Byrne House,St Germans Road,Exeter, EX4 4PJ

Room no: GF7

Event details

Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm

Abstract:

Growing meat from stem cells radically reconfigures how we understand meat production. Unlike traditional farming methods In Vitro Meat sidesteps processes like pregnancy, birth and death that typically frame our conceptions of how meat is produced. Over the last three years I have been documenting the ongoing work to establish this field, including conducting 30 interviews with the leading scientists, to understand how the socio-technical work ongoing produces promissory discourses and attempts to attract funds and support for a very unusual innovative pathway. In this talk I will outline ontological ambiguities about how In Vitro Meat should be classified, before discussing how this frames scientific practice and the development of promissory narratives.

Further details

http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/egenis/events/pastevents/seminars/furtherdetails,25421,en.t4.html