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[STS Lunch Seminar] Meat Inspection at the USDA & Thinking With Institutions // Saul Halfon

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:00pm

Oct 16, 2020, 12 – 1:15pm EDT

With a focus on “how institutions think,” Saul Halfon (Virginia Tech STS) explores recent changes in meat inspection practices at the US Department of Agriculture. Over 20 years ago, the USDA shifted from traditional sensory inspection (i.e. does this look/smell like it is safe for consumption?) to risk- and audit-based processes. The consequences of this shift for systems of accountability, trust, worker safety, food safety, farm structure, animal welfare, and regulatory expertise are numerous.

BuildingOff Campus
Campus: Off Campus
City: Off Campus
Location Details: STS Lunch Seminar meets online via Zoom. Contact for details.
Event Type: Lectures & Seminars
Event sponsor (school, institute, center, etc.): School of Arts and Sciences, University-wide
Event Sponsor: Science, Technology, and Society
Open to Public: Yes