Filter by surname: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ | By department: Staff  Students  | Show all

PhD Research: The evolution of ‘meat analogues’: a comparative analysis of the interconnectedness of changing consumption and production practices

Malte Rödl

Postgraduate Student

Malte graduated in 2015 in the Erasmus Mundus Master's Programme of Industrial Ecology with an M.Sc. Industrial Ecology; the degree was awarded by the University of Leiden (The Netherlands), and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). He also took degree-relevant courses at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), and Waseda University (Japan). In his undergraduate he studied Mechanical Engineering in Germany and Canada; during this time he worked as a student assistant for a company developing optical sensor technology.

Originating in his engineering studies, Malte is deeply interested in the interrelation of technology and society, how they shape and influence each other. This is merged with an interest in broader societal and environmental issues, as well as their solutions and origins, and interpretations. Therefore, Malte's PhD research explores meat analogues from an evolutionary perspective. — Meat analogues are products that are advertised as being similar or equivalent to meat in appearance, usage, nutrition, taste, etc, but do not derive from flesh. Mostly, they are made from plant protein, for example from soybeans; more recently, companies try to develop products that are grown from cell cultures in a laboratory. — Malte explores, what practices are involved in the consumption of meat and meat analogues, and how these are interlinked with producer practices, such as innovation management, product development, or marketing.

Supervisors: Frank Boons and Jo Mylan



Selected documents