NYU will host “Modern Meat: The Science and Culture of Meat Substitutes,” a two-part panel discussion that includes scientific, technological, and religious perspectives, on Fri., April 21, 2-5 p.m. at the Cantor Film Center.
New York University will host “Modern Meat: The Science and Culture of Meat Substitutes,” a two-part panel discussion that includes scientific, technological, and religious perspectives, on Fri., April 21, 2-5 p.m. at NYU’s Cantor Film Center (36 East 8th St., Theater 101 [between University Place and Greene Street]).
Meat substitutes have been in existence for years, but, recently, scientists have been making notable progress in creating a truly edible alternative. “Modern Meat” will focus on the science of meat substitutes, featuring NYU Chemistry Professor Kent Kirshenbaum and Isha Datar, the executive director of New Harvest, and on the cultural, political, and moral aspects of such products, with views from Alan Levinovitz, a professor of philosophy and religion at James Madison University, and Ben Wurgaft, an intellectual historian at MIT.
Jacy Reese, a senior fellow at Sentience Politics, and Christopher Schlottmann, a clinical associate professor of environmental studies at NYU, will serve as moderators.
The event is free and open to the public. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 212.992.7950. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)
The event is sponsored by NYU’s Animal Studies Initiative and the university’s Center for the Humanities as well as by the Experimental Cuisine Collective.