This article will introduce New Food and the process of precision fer mentation. It will then do three things: First, it will analyze the narratives and images New Food mobilizes, how they are embodied in its technologies and infrastructures, and how they intersect with dominant discourses of the present in order to be persuasive. Secondly, it will situate the New Food as part of a longer tradition of infrastructural Singularity narratives and delineate the conceptual coupling of containment and liberation that structure them. Finally, it will complicate the ecological self-image of New Food, arguing that its promise of a return to a more sustainable world threatens a more thorough abjection and domination of it.
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Research Article| January 01 2021
Turning toward the Sun: The Solarity and Singularity of New Food
South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 151–162.
Rhys Williams; Turning toward the Sun: The Solarity and Singularity of New Food. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 January 2021; 120 (1): 151–162. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-8795791
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