Meat Planet: Artificial Flesh and the Future of Food (MP3 CD)

Meat Planet: Artificial Flesh and the Future of Food By Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft, Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft (Read by) Cover Image


Meat Planet explores the quest to generate meat in the lab--a substance sometimes called cultured meat--and asks what it means to imagine that this is the future of food. Neither an advocate nor a critic of cultured meat, Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft spent five years researching the phenomenon. In Meat Planet, he reveals how debates about lab-grown meat reach beyond debates about food, examining the links between appetite, growth, and capitalism. Could satiating the growing appetite for meat actually lead to our undoing? Are we simply using one technology to undo the damage caused by another? Like all problems in our food system, the meat problem is not merely a problem of production. It is intrinsically social and political, and it demands that we examine questions of justice and desirable modes of living in a shared and finite world. Benjamin Wurgaft tells a story that could utterly transform the way we think of animals, the way we relate to farmland, the way we use water, and the way we think about population and our fragile ecosystem's capacity to sustain life. He argues that even if cultured meat does not succeed, it functions--much like science fiction--as a crucial mirror that we can hold up to our contemporary fleshy dysfunctions.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798200294374
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: December 19th, 2019
Language: English