A social perspective on the protein transition

In the second webinar in the Future of our Food series WUR researchers dive into the social side of the often technologically perceived transition to sustainable protein.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research

Tue 2 February 2021 13:00 to 14:30

Many efforts in the transition to sustainable protein are directed towards scientific and technological issues such as the discovery of new forms of protein and increasing the efficiency of protein production. But what about the impact that this transition will have on society at large and on non-human beings such as animals? On 2 February 2021, prominent experts Jessica Duncan and Bernice Bovenkerk from Wageningen University & Research will introduce us to this social perspective on the protein transition that is so crucial to reach sustainability.

About the speakers

Jessica Duncan is an Associate Professor in Rural Sociology at Wageningen University & Research. She is committed to social justice and is widely recognized for her expertise on the politics of sustainable food system transition. Her main research focus concerns the practices and politics of participation in food policy processes.
Bernice Bovenkerk is an Associate Professor at the group of Communication, Philosophy and Technology of WUR. She has recently been granted a VIDI grant from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research on a project titled ‘Anthropocene Ethics: taking animal agency seriously’. Her research interests concern issues in animal and environmental ethics and political philosophy.