Flash Lecture: Reporting on Singapore's Innovation of Cultivated Meat by Dr Keri Matwick, Lecturer, School of Humanities, NTU & Dr Kelsi Matwick, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Florida

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Flash Lecture: Reporting on Singapore's Innovation of Cultivated Meat by Dr Keri Matwick, Lecturer, School of Humanities, NTU & Dr Kelsi Matwick, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Florida

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Friday, 17 February 2023 5.50pm
Venue: CREATE Tower, 1 Create Way, Theatrette Level 2, Singapore 138602

From chicken made in a test tube to protein grown “out of thin air,” new ways of growing meat are emerging, and Singapore is leading the way. How do we talk about foods that are unfamiliar to us? This presentation examines how cultivated meats are made newsworthy through language and what values are conveyed. Focusing on The Straits Times, we examine articles published between 2019 and 2022 and identify news values and themes of positivity, impact, proximity, eliteness and superlativeness, which construct a sociocultural understanding of novel foods as positive, innovative and profitable. We discuss how this may motivate social and personal mobilisation of food choices by placing trust in the government and science technology.

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2023-02-17

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This presentation examines how cultivated meats are made newsworthy through language and what values are conveyed.

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General
Graduate/Post-Graduate
Professional

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Offsite

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Yes

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No

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No

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“Flash Lecture: Reporting on Singapore's Innovation of Cultivated Meat by Dr Keri Matwick, Lecturer, School of Humanities, NTU & Dr Kelsi Matwick, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Florida,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4554.

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This Item Is Part Of Item: NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023 FOOD: Eat. Secure. Sustain
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