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Can in vitro meat be a sustainable and humane alternative to raising a whole animal from birth to slaughter?


Meat the Future investigates sustainable and humane alternatives to raising whole animals. The first lab-grown hamburger is already here, but the in vitro meat technology could also bring us entirely new culinary experiences.

With a short talk about cultured meat, a visit to the Bistro In Vitro virtual restaurant and reading the recipes of the Cultured Meat Cookbook, students will explore these culinary futures in workshops. Students will design and market their own speculative meat dishes. Dodo nuggets, anyone?

As the planet’s population speeds towards 9 billion, it becomes impossible to continue eating meat like we do today. Will we all be eating rice and beans? Grasshoppers? Some scientists hope to keep us eating vertebrate protein with in vitro meat.

Grown in bioreactors from animal cells, in vitro meat could be a sustainable and humane alternative to raising a whole animal from birth to slaughter. But before deciding if we are willing to eat meat from the lab, we need to explore the food culture it brings us.


In consultation with us, the program can be extended to multiple classes or be offered in an interdisciplinary format. Do you want more on your plate? Then combine the program with a visit from our Bistro In Vitro ice cream truck, where you can try six types of ice cream with meat flavor (vegetarian/ vegan options possible). Visit our Bistro In Vitro, the virtual restaurant exploring the potential of lab-grown meat. Select your menu today and make a reservation for the year 2028.


A brief gallery

IJburg College
Gina Sanches
''Where in traditional education it is often necessary to be quiet during the lessons, this is not possible in the workshops of Next Nature. With a subject such as cultured meat, the students react indignantly, curiously and surprised. Next Nature's artworks activate every type of student and make them enthusiastic to think about the future in which they will play a part. For me as a teacher it is special to see how enthusiastic students become about art, what art can do for them and the world in which they live.”

Meat The Future

All levels of secondary education

 Subjects such as biology, art, economics, philosophy.

90 minutes

Lecture 20 minutes, workshop 70 minutes

15 - 30 students

One supervisor from the school for a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 30 students


The prices are exclusive of VAT and travel costs.
Can be paid with the ‘CJP cultuurkaart’.

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