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To meat or not to meat? UCLU Interactive Seminar – October 6th 2015

To meat or not to meat?

University College London Union (UCLU) Medsin Society For Meatless Mondays

October 6th 2015 – 19:30

Sardo Cucina, 112 Whitfield Street, London W1T 5EE



To meat or not to meat?

We are frequently told that eating meat is bad for the environment, our health, and sustainability. Are we certain that meat is the problem or could there be wider and deeper issues regarding our relationship with food? This talk and discussion will explore the role of meat within the food system, including food security, cultured meat, nutrition, and affluence.


Ilan Kelman and Twitter @IlanKelman is a Reader in Risk, Resilience and Global Health at University College London, England and a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo. His overall research interest is linking disasters and health, including the integration of climate change into disaster research and health research. This covers:

(i) disaster diplomacy and health diplomacy

(ii) island sustainability involving safe and healthy communities in isolated locations ; and

(iii) risk education for health and disasters


Abi Aspen Glencross (@gollumcrackcorn, @ONIN_London) is a PhD cellular agriculturist at Kings College London, UK and Maastricht University, NL. Her research encompasses tissue engineering, biomaterials and food technology namely in the construction of cultured beef as a alternative to conventional animal destructive meat sources.