Lecture

Cultured Meat: the Inside Story (Series: Meat from the Lab)

Lecture by prof. dr. Mark Post (UM)

Organised by Studium Generale
Date

Tue 27 May 2014 20:00 to 22:00

Venue Impulse, building number 115
Stippeneng 2
115
6708 WE Wageningen
+31 317-482828

Last year, Mark Post proved that meat from the lab is not an impossible idea. He grew a piece of hamburger from a stem cell and presented the result in a Petri-dish. So the start is there, but it leaves a lot of questions open. What about the taste, the texture, the costs and benefits, animal welfare, human health? Who pays for further research? Will cultured meat fit within meat cultures in Europe and elsewhere? And could it trigger a “protein transition”?

The first result from the lab was breaking news. What were the social and technical obstacles to come to this first piece of cultured meat? And what has been happening since? Mark Post will tell the inside story and give a taste of the future of cultured meat.