Cultured Meat related to academic disciplines
Meat production is expected to double by 2050 due to population growth and massive demanding. The production of natural meat is very unsustainable for the future of the environment. As an alternative and sustainable solution the cultured meat was created and increased awareness in 2013. The lab-grown meat is directly related to a wide spectrum of the traditional academic research disciplines, such as Biochemistry, Geography, Agriculture, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, History, Literature, Philosophy and Religion.
Biochemistry, Agriculture and Geography are the most obvious since we are dealing with chemical processes relating to living organisms (Synthetic Chemistry, Molecular biology, environmental chemistry, chemical biology etc.) and landscape ecology, environmental geography, population geography etc.
Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology are all interrelated since food and meat consumption is straight related to our human evolution and human ecology, social relationships, social and consumer psychology, evolutionary and emotional psychology.
Philosophy, History and Religion are also connected with each other, because we need to have knowledge and be aware of the modern and ancient history regarding food nutrition and production over the years and also regarding the ethics and bioethics of the natural and cultured meat processes, animal rights, humanism and even aesthetics.
Religion is also linked since cow is considered as sacred in India and it is connected to the culture’s nutrition choices (lowest rate of meat consumption in the world). Moreover, Economics play a vital role, since a big fund was needed to achieve the lab-grown meat and the ongoing process it needs in order to deliver it in the shelves for mass production in the next decades, therefore economics are related with agricultural economics, bioeconomics, consumer, ecological and resource economics. Finally, meat consumption and the environmental impacts have been featured countless times in arts and literature and in this case we are guided to deliver a design narrative with a new and engaging way.