SpeakersDr Neil Stephens, Research Fellow, Cesagen, University of Cardiff
University of Exeter,Egenis,Byrne House,St Germans Road,Exeter, EX4 4PJ
Room no: GF7
Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm
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.