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Virtual Panel: Why (Not) Eat Beef?

Date & time
Friday, April 21, 2023
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Panelists: 1) Ali Kenefick, INDI Program 2) Sheila Rao, Sociology, 3) Anya Zilberstein, History. Moderator: Jordan LeBel, Marketing


This event is free


Jordan LeBel



Join the Concordia Food Studies Working Group for a round table on this provocative question: Why (Not) Eat Beef? It will be tackled from multiple disciplinary points of view: marketing, history, sociology, nutrition, feminist studies, and animal studies.

Innovative technologies are leading to a wave of new alternative protein sources and foods making their way to our supermarket shelves and unto our dinner tables. Two discourses are emerging to promote these new foods: one that focuses on “cease and desist” all meat consumption — especially beef — for the sake of environmental protection, eco-friendliness, and nutritional value, and the other shunning new alternative foods, often on ideological grounds and/or neophobia. In this whirlwind of contradictory arguments, why (not) eat beef?

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