Who Owns "Butter"?: Naming Laws and the Plant-based Food Movement, a talk by MIYOKO SCHINNER

 Religious Studies     Nov 3 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Zoom Webinar

Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies’ Lecture in Ethical Innovations Fall 2021

Who Owns “Butter"?: Naming Laws and the Plant-based Food Movement

Speaker: Miyoko Schinner, CEO and founder of Miyoko's Creamery

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
4:00-5:15 PM PDT

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In this talk Miyoko Schinner will discuss her company's August 2021 California legal victory to use words such as "butter" or "dairy" on her plant-based products, setting a precedent for others in the plant-based and cell-cultured space.

Recognized by the United Nations as a ‘Vegan Revolutionary’ in its 'The Future of Women' global initiative, Miyoko Schinner, Founder & CEO of Miyoko’s Creamery, is an epicurean activist who is leading the creation of the animal-free, plant dairy food system.  Through an innovative proprietary process that merges culinary arts and food science, Schinner has cracked the code in making fermented cheese and cultured butter from plants that rival animal dairy counterparts on compassion taste & nutrition at a world-changing scale.   Miyoko’s Creamery products can be found at over 19,000 stores in the US, and are distributed in Canada, South Africa, Australia and Singapore. The pioneer of the plant-based cheese revolution, Schinner is a passionate culinarian, former restaurateur, best-selling cookbook author.  Miyoko has dedicated her life to inspiring compassion through the joy of food and the positivity plants and is the co-founder of Rancho Compasión, a farmed animal sanctuary in California that provides a home to over 120 rescued farm animals.

Opening Remarks by:
Dr. Jina Shah
, Chair, JAINA Ahimsak Eco Vegan Committee

Moderated by:
Brianne Donaldson
, Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies, UCI School of Humanities
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, UCI School of Law, and Director of Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy

Read more about Jain Studies at UCI here.

Co-sponsored by:
UCI Religious Studies
UCI Department of Philosophy
UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society
Effective Altruism Club
UCI Center for Knowledge, Technology and Society
UCI Law Center for Land, Environment and Natural Resources
Water UCI
UCI Law Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy
UCI Solutions that Scale
UCI Law Center for Legal Philosophy
UCI Center for Medical Humanities