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Author Wurgaft, Benjamin Aldes, author.

Title Meat planet : artificial flesh and the future of food / Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    664.929 WUR    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description xiii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series California studies in food and culture
California studies in food and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-237) and index.
Contents Cyberspace/meatspace -- Meat -- Promise -- Fog -- Doubt -- Hope -- Tree -- Future -- Prometheus -- Memento -- Copy -- Philosophers -- Maastricht -- Kosher -- Whale -- Cannibals -- Gathering/parting -- Epimetheus.
Summary "Meat Planet explores the quest to grow meat in laboratories--a substance sometimes called "cultured meat"--And asks what it means to imagine that this is the future of food. This book takes the reader on a tour of the laboratories, kitchens, public debates, and media events that may launch this novel food technology. While pundits and entrepreneurs promote cultured meat as a solution to the ethical and environmental problems of industrial meat, Meat Planet meditates on the philosophical, historical and anthropological meanings of future flesh"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Meat substitutes.
Artificial foods.
Meat industry and trade -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 9780520295537 (hardcover alkaline paper) $27.95
0520295536 (hardcover alkaline paper) $27.95
9780520968264 ebook and epdf
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