Cultivate 2019


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Cultivate 2019


Date: Tuesday 26th November 2019 | 10am-6pm

Location: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD

Registration fee: £20

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Cultivate is a multi-voiced forum intended to support informed dialogue about the emergent field of cellular agriculture from UK perspectives. Cellular agriculture - the production of meat and other animal products via tissue engineering and fermentation - promises much in terms of environmental, animal welfare, health and economic benefit. This is a newly emergent sector, however, and as such it is vital to critically assess its likely outcomes for society and the environment.

Now in its fourth year, the Cultivate team will be hosting its annual 1-day workshop on Tuesday 26th November 2019 at the Oxford Martin School in Oxford, a research institute renowned for its leading work on food futures and sustainability. The workshop will bring together professionals and interested parties in cellular agriculture to discuss the technologies and their impact. We will hear formal presentations by experts working in the field and from across the food system.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. 

We warmly invite those actively working and interested in this sector to join us for a day's discussion of the most pressing issues and considerations for cellular agriculture in the UK.

Call for abstracts

We are also inviting abstracts for presentations. Suggested themes and questions include, but are not limited to:

- technical advancements and challenges in cellular agriculture

- opportunities, challenges and insights on funding cellular agriculture in the UK

-  the social, cultural and political-economic implications for cellular agriculture in the UK

- assessing the environmental promise of cellular agriculture

- cellular agriculture and the UK/EU regulatory landscape

- cellular agriculture as opportunity for or threat to UK farming?

- cellular agriculture and antibiotic use/resistance

- what role for government and NGOs on cellular agriculture?

- cellular agriculture in the media

- cellular agriculture and Big Food: opportunities and tensions of partnering with incumbent industry

- public attitudes to cellular agriculture

Please email a title and abstract of no more than 250 words to by 18th October 2019. Selected presenters will be notified shortly after.