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Could Cultured Meat Help Save the Planet?

Part of the Minerva Series of Lectures

  • 7 May 2020, 6.00pm to 7 May 2020, 7.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • Arts Lecture Theatre, The Edge, University of Bath
  • This event is free
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Is cultured meat a threat or an opportunity for our food and farming industry?

World population growth is putting increasing pressure on our ability to produce enough food for our planet's population. In addition, many places around the world do not have the climate or land mass for traditional farming.

New technologies are needed to feed the planet, but these new technologies must also have significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, land use and water use. Cultured meat, animal muscle cells grown in a factory, has major potential to be one of these technologies, but will it be an accepted food source by consumers, and is it a threat or opportunity for our food and farming industry? And just how do you make it anyway?

Dr Marianne Ellis will explain what cultured meat is, how it’s made, and the opportunities and challenges for its adoption in the UK and beyond.


The lecture takes place on campus at the below address

Arts Lecture Theatre The Edge University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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