2022 Tufts Food Systems Symposium

Unpacking Meat: Values, Cultures, Futures

Friday, April 8, 2022 1-3 pm via Zoom


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What does meat mean to you? This symposium brings together a range of actors from different disciplines and practices to promote dialog, share insights, and gain new perspectives on this question. Why meat? Animals raised for human consumption are at the center of discussions on how to create a more sustainable, just, and resilient food system. Our relationships to meat raise big questions about how to address climate change, whether meat can be part of a sustainable diet, and what it means to practice our values. Because there are multiple ways of knowing and engaging the topic of meat, this symposium will convene diverse individuals and groups, from scientists and entrepreneurs designing alternative proteins to artists and researchers creating visual and ethnographic representations of industrial meat production.

This event is open to all with a focus on the Tufts community.






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Organizers and sponsors

This year’s symposium is organized by the Environmental Studies program with funding from the Hoch-Cunningham Family, and sponsored by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tisch College.