Reading Group: Emerging Profiles for Cultured Meat
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About the Event
This event series is open to all current students from all schools and levels.
Welcome to our biweekly reading group, where we learn in depth about cellular agriculture by reading new and key papers of the field. Our first reading will be “Emerging Profiles for Cultured Meat; Ethics through and as Design” by van der Weele & Driessen. In this paper, van der Weele & Driessen explore how cellular agriculture may be incorporated into future society. Through public workshops, they realize a new concept of the “pig in the backyard,” where cultured meat technology could allow people to culture their meat by their own animals kept as pets rather than be far removed from the process in which their meat is made. The article is available here.
How will the Reading Group work?
Students read the article on their own, then meet virtually for a fruitful discussion with their peers on the topic which the article addresses. Each meeting will be moderated by a different Cell Ag @ MIT organizer, who will bring questions to facilitate discussion and topic comprehension.
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