Cardiff Philosophy Cafe: Dr Neil Stephens and Dr Chris Groves (Cesagen)
Starts: 4 November 2011
Friday 4th November, 8pm, The Gate, Keppoch Street, Roath
Cardiff Philosophy Cafe: present
Speakers: Dr Neil Stephens and Dr Chris Groves (Cesagen, Cardiff University)
The Ethics of Artificial Meat (Special Event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science)
In vitro meat is a potential application of stem cells science, in which cells from living animals are used to "grow" muscle tissue, intended for consumption.
Groups such as PETA have argued that this application of biotechnology may reduce animal suffering, by rendering farming animals for meat obsolete. It could also conceivably lead to enormous reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases.
Are these good reasons to develop artificial meat? What other consequences might this have, both for human society and for our relationship with the animal world?
Open To: Staff and Students