Synthetic food aim to reduce environmental impacts and makes uses of genetic engineering. This creates a number of issues linked to labour dynamics, health issues, and a changing cultural landscape of our relationship to food. Think of the Impossible Burger for instance, or lab-grown meat. Will these replace traditional meat production? What are possible positive and negative impacts? How does this affect our relationship to nature? Are synthetic foods a trend we should support? Under what circumstances?
Type of research
Desk research, interviews, qualitative methods, conceptual analysis
Type of student
Interested in future food trends and ethics