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After Hurricane Maria, Cal students work to ease hunger in Puerto Rico

Two UC Berkeley students present their meal replacement powder, MIX, to judges at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology's Collider Cup

After Hurricane Maria, aid organizations have made a point of distributing rations in Puerto Rico called MREs, which stands for Meals, Ready-to-Eat, to aid widespread food insecurity in the area. The problem is, among people who have actually had these meals, they’re more often called “Meals, Rarely Edible” or “Meals, Rarely Eaten.” These rations simply don’t…

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Meet the students studying abroad at SCET from the Netherlands

This semester, four students from the Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, studied abroad here in Berkeley at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology to learn the hands-on skills they’ll need to make it in the world of technology entrepreneurship. Learn a little bit about who they are, what they’ve learned and…

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Why do we need alternatives to meat?: an interview with Alison Berke Demand for meat around the world is higher than it’s ever been –– and we’re running out of the resources needed to provide it. It’s well-known that the meat industry uses up exorbitant amounts of land and water, making it a large contributor to climate change. If people in the United States, a global…

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UC Berkeley alumni use fungi to make realistic salmon alternative

Kimberlie Le and Joshua Nixon speak at SCET’s Newton Lecture Series. You’ve probably tried a veggie burger or maybe even soy chicken strips –– but have you ever seen salmon that isn’t animal-based? Joshua Nixon and Kimberlie Le, the co-founders of Terramino Foods (now primeroots), first conceived of the idea to use fungi to create…

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The hidden social mission driving this Cal alumna’s trending toy startup

Marissa Louie with her Animoodles before speaking at the SCET’s challenge lab class on disaster recovery in Puerto Rico. Last week, there was an unusual sight in UC Berkeley’s Industrial Engineering 185 course: stuffed animals. The toys, called Animoodles, put an innovative twist on the traditional plushie. As students passed them around the class, they…

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