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Advisory: JHU Expert Available on Lab-Grown Meat

Dec. 12, 2018
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
Cell: 443-547-8805
jrosen@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps

Aleph Farms of Israel announced today unveiled the world’s first lab-grown steak, a steak grown in a petri dish that has the taste and texture of one that comes from a real cow.

Other companies are also racing to perfect various versions of lab-grown meat.

Jan Dutkiewicz, a postdoctoral fellow in political science at Johns Hopkins University who has researched the emergence of cellular agriculture, or “lab-grown meat,” and its potential to transform the American food landscape, is available to talk about the new steak and offer perspective on the development.

Dutkiewicz is also writing a book called Capitalist Pigs: The Making of the Corporate Meat Animal. The book examines how the American meat industry is trying to a produce a commodity for changing market conditions, from conception through consumption.

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