UC Berkeley announced a new course in plant-based food entrepreneurship and innovation! As part of a new Plant Futures course, students will be able to create new companies and products with a plant-focus, according to program director Samantha Derrick.
According to the website, “Plant Futures is an innovative and student-led two-part initiative featuring the Plant Futures Symposium, an energizing and exciting single weekend series of expert talks and networking opportunities open to the public, and the Plant Futures Innovation Challenge Lab, in which students have the opportunity to engage in a direct hands-on learning experience on a project with the mentorship of leading plant based industry partners. Plant Futures is a unique collaboration of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Public Health, Engineering, and the Berkeley Food Institute.”
The plant-based industry has been growing in recent years, thanks to the awareness of agriculture practices, environmental concerns, and other human health obstacles. In the innovation lab, offered in Spring 2021, students are matched in teams to apply a plant-based solution to a real-world problem!
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Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
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- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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