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Owen Ensor
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Ira van Eelen
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Jim Mellon
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Philip Lymbery
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Francine Stock

Will Cultivated Meat Save the World?

Owen Ensor, Ira van Eelen, Jim Mellon and Philip Lymbery chaired Francine Stock

Saturday, 16 March 2024

6:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£8 - £15

Chief executive of cultivated pet food manufacturer Meatly, daughter of William van Eelen, the pioneer of cultivated meat Ira van Eelen, private investor Jim Mellon, and Compassion in World Farming chief executive Philip Lymbery, discuss all aspects of cultivated meat.
Is this a way of ending cruelty to animals in the production of food? Will it take over from traditionally reared meat?  Can it help to halt climate change and prevent destruction of vital habitats in the pursuit of agricultural land? Is it an answer to feeding a growing global population? Will it help prevent disease and will it be affordable to all? And will it be acceptable to consumers?

Ensor is chief executive of Meatly/Good Dog Food, which creates cultivated meat for pet food. From a single sample of cells, they can create sustainable, ethical meat. Prior to launching Meatly, he scaled an insect protein facility for animal feed and was a consultant for Bain and Co.

Van Eelen is a huge supporter of the innovation of cultivated meat. She has worked in the field for more than 40 years, supports developments in cultivated meat and is a speaker, lobbyist and researcher. She is co-founder and chief executive of KindEarth and cofounder of RESPECTfarms.
Mellon is an investor and owner of Charlemagne Capital and Regent Pacific Group. He argues that environmental impact, attitudes to animal cruelty and the struggle to feed a growing world population will mean there is no alternative to getting our protein from meat grown in laboratories or from plant-based sources.

Lymbery is chief executive of Compassion in World Farming and a visiting professor at the University of Winchester. He is award-winning author of Farmageddon: The True Cost of Meat, Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were and Sixty Harvests Left: How to Reach a Nature-Friendly Future. He has been involved in many high-profile animal welfare reforms including Europe-wide bans on veal crates for calves and barren battery cages for laying hens. He is a winner of the Golden Dove for Peace award for making a significant contribution to the cause of peace.

Discussions are chaired by BBC broadcaster Francine Stock, whose presenting work includes Newsnight and The Money Programme.

This event is part of a series under the banner Pasture to Plate® that looks at the environmental and health benefits of raising food on pasture and getting it to the consumer quickly through a short supply chain.

In association with Compassion in World Farming

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The Telegraph Festival media partner University of Oxford Netflix European Union Supported by the Delegation of the European Union to the UK Cultural Relations Platform Supporter of the festival's Voices of Europe programme Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine and annual science and innovation award Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Oxford Mathematics Spanish Embassy The Spanish Embassy: supporters of the programme of Spanish literature and culture Cervantes Institute, London The Cervantes Institute, London Italian Embassy The Italian Embassy: supporter of the programme of Italian literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner International Literary Properties Festival literary heritage partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels Festival hotel Old Bank Hotel Five-star hotel partners of The Oxford Collection Old Parsonage Hotel Five-star hotel partners of The Oxford Collection Jim Mellon John Roberts Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture Tim and Marion Stevenson Martin and Elise Becket Smith Miles Young Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Carole and John Allen David Isaac Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Anna Hunter Rhys and Kerry Phillip Exeter College Exeter College: college home of the festival. Founded 1314 New College New College founded 1379 Worcester College Worcester College founded 1714 Lincoln College Lincoln College founded 1427 St Cross College St Cross College founded 1965 Trinity College Trinity College founded 1555 Magdalen College Magdalen College founded 1458 Critchleys Accountants to the festival Pasture to Plate Compassion in World Farming Human Ecology Project MACROVegan Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Sponsor of the EBRD Literature Prize since 2018 ROOMS Georgia's leading lifestyle hotel brand since 2012. Supporters of the programme of Georgian literature and culture Jewish Book Week Partner of Oxford Literary Festival Foodbuy Thje Menu Partners Institute of Hospitality Goldmoney Properties Project People Oxford Brookes University Oxford International Centre for Publishing Confucius Institute Pusey House British Academy Festival academic partner Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford United Football Club Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Paul Bloomfield Ltd University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Conference Oxford Felicity Bryan Associates CAV Oxford The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Images Oxford University Images Oxford University Department for Continuing Education Force4Good Consultancy Corporate communications OX magazine Ox in a Box K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography The Litmus Partnership Schoolreaders Windrush Group James Currey Society