What is a post-animal economy? What if we could feed and clothe the world with animal products without killing a single animal? The nascent field of cellular agriculture promises such a future by using cell cultures to produce meat (aka cultured meat, clean meat, or in-vitro meat) and other agricultural products such as milk, eggs, and leather. This panel brings together a CEO, an animal welfare advocate, a philosopher, a venture capitalist, and a journalist to consider what cellular agriculture means for the future of food.
Bruce Friedrich Managing Trustee, New Crop Capital & Executive Director, The Good Food Institute
Paul Shapiro Vice President of Policy, The Humane Society of the United States
Uma Valeti CEO and Co-Founder, Memphis Meats
Cor van der Weele Professor of Humanistic Philosophy, University of Wageningen
Moderated by Naomi Starkman Editor-in-Chief, Civil Eats