UC Berkeley Launches Innovative Plant-Based Meat Course
The San Francisco Chronicle recently profiled the launch of a new four-credit Challenge Lab focused entirely on plant-based meat at UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET), in collaboration with The Good Food Institute (GFI).
The semester-long program will provide students with the “opportunity to pitch their food tech solutions to win a $5K prize” and students will also receive “help in planning and design from plant-based foods experts including Impossible Foods advisor Michael Eisen and chef Dave Anderson.”
Participants will meet every Monday and Wednesday for four hours worth of lectures until early May, after which they will spend eight hours a week developing their team projects. Those projects will then be presented to a “panel of plant-based meat experts” who will “judge the business proposals and pick a winner.” Christie Lagally, course designer and senior scientist at GFI, states:
“The Plant-Based Meat Challenge Lab puts the mission of The Good Food Institute into action by creating new and sustainable solutions to improve the food system.”
With so many incredible and creative plant-based products now available, it is exciting to see what a “practicum that pits teams against one another to develop the most innovative plant-based meat” will bring to the table!
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