Cultured Meat – Oct 27

In 1931, Winston Churchill declared: "We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under suitable medium." What suitable medium is that?! Beyond chicken, can the tissues of cow, pig, and fish really be grown in the laboratory? These are questions being tackled by scientists at companies in the US and abroad. Further: How do these cultured meats taste, and how much do they cost? Alongside the enormous animal welfare issue, does in vitro meat have health implications for humans AND for the planet at large?

Our speaker, Dr. Nicholas Legendre, is Director of Biological Research at New Age Meats in San Francisco.

Dr. Nicholas Legendre

WHAT: Cultured Meat
WHO: Dr. Nicholas Legendre, Director of Biological Research, New Age Meats
WHERE: SF Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
WHEN: 2019-10-27 — 2pm, Sunday, October 27 (1.5 hrs)

This FREE event is co-presented by Wonderfest, the SF Public Library, and the Bay Area Science Festival. Please support Wonderfest, the Bay Area Beacon of Science, with a donation — via the improperly-named "Tickets" box below.