Vol. 42 No. 1 (2021): Food and philosophy
Articles

Cultivating meat: ethical and ontological reflections about cul- tured meat

Damiano Bondi
University of Urbino, Italy

Published 2022-06-28

Keywords

  • cultured meat,
  • food ethics,
  • vegetarianism,
  • anthropophagy,
  • environmental ethics

How to Cite

Bondi, D. (2022). Cultivating meat: ethical and ontological reflections about cul- tured meat. Teoria. Rivista Di Filosofia, 42(1), 149–159. https://doi.org/10.4454/teoria.v43i1.149

Abstract

My aim in this paper is to carry out a philosophical reflection based on the state-of-the-art of the literature about cultured meat, in order to show how im portant is to envisage and deal with the actual questions at stake. Therefore, in the first section I will present the main historical information about in vitro meat; in the second section I will discuss the linguistic-ontological question of whether it can be defined as “meat” or not; and in the third and last section I will relate and discuss the main ethical stances in the ongoing debate.