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The De-extinction Deli / Centre for Genomic Gastronomy

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 extinct species.

Visitors can learn about the de-extinction debate through the Deli’s interactive environment, as well as its selection of extinct animal meats ranging from the woolly mammoth to the passenger pigeon.

What is the role of de-extinction? What is the motivation? And what are the unintended consequences? Will de-extinct species have a habitat? And will they have a place on deli shelves?

Created by the Center for Genomic Gastronomy, an artist-run research institute that explores the genomes and biotechnologies that make up the human food systems on planet earth. The mission of the Center for Genomic Gastronomy is to map food controversies, prototype alternative culinary futures and imagine a more sustainable, just and biodiverse food system.