Hannah Landecker (UCLA Center for Genetics and Society)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 3:00-5:00 PM
Engineering 2, Room 399
Epigenetics has turned food and its metabolism into a problem that is not just about how the body turns food its basic components–carbohydrates, fat, protein-but how food acts as a signal of the environment–both biological and political. Hannah Landecker will explore what this transformation of metabolism and epigenetics reveals about food, environmental politics, and the increased salience of metabolism as a sight for biological understanding and political and moral contestation.