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AND Festival 2013

November 19, 2013

On October 5th The Center for Genomic Gastronomy had a great time participating in the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival in Liverpool, England. This year we took part in the AND fair.

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The AND fair was the perfect setting to fabricate and demo a new project called DeExtinction Deli.

“The De-extinction Deli is a fantastical market stand designed to highlight the emerging technologies, risks, and outcomes of the growing movement to bring back, and possibly eat, extinct species.” 

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 During the day long fair we spoke to people who had wide range of opinions about DeExtinction and eating DeExtinct animals. (Flickr Set)

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Visitors to the deli were able to vote on whether they thought DeExtinction was a good idea or not, and whether they would eat DeExtinct animals.

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We even met one participant that completely challenged our assumptions about the rhetoric of DeExtinction. This visitor to the D-Deli self-identified as a Creationist who “doesn’t believe in Evolution or Dinosaurs”, but thought that bringing animals back from extinction was doing “God’s work”. And he would definitely eat them, too. Fascinating. 

The DeExtinction Deli even has vegetarian options:

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More information on the DeExtinction Deli.

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