What will we eat tomorrow?

ITAS is inviting to the third public event of "technik.kontrovers", Wednesday, 10 June 2015. The focus of the evening will be new technologies of food production and questions of responsibility in dealing with food.
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Meat as bulk commodity: ethically questionable? (Foto: Robert Kneschke / Shutterstock.com)

We all need to eat but how food will be produced in the future is an open question and is influenced by new technologies. Global food production faces huge challenges, for example through a rising global population, negative consequences of agriculture on the environment, animals and humans and different values. Which technologies are most likely to help to find suitable answers and how can we deal more responsibly with food?

These questions will be discussed by researchers of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systemsanalysis (ITAS) on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 at 6 p.m. in the institute's building, Karlstraße 11. Philosopher Arianna Ferrari, whose research focuses on animal and environmental ethics, and agronomist Rolf Meyer, expert on sustainability in agriculture and food, will guide through the evening.

The event titled "What will we eat tomorrow? Of in vitro meat, ecological farms and other stories" is the third evening in the public series of events "technik.kontrovers". Contrary to usual formats of science communication, the quarterly events of "technik.kontrovers" at ITAS aim to proceed in a connecting, interactive and diverse manner. Therefore, the researchers consciously dismiss the style of a classic lecture. Instead, they convey different positions concerning the societal dimension of particular technologies in short inputs with which they seek the immediate – and readily controversial – exchange with the public. (28.05.2015)

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