Beyond Meat establishes plant-based diet initiative at Stanford University

04 May 2021 | News

The five-year endeavour is designed to provide clinically significant studies on the health implications of a plant-based diet Image Credit: shutterstock Image Credit: shutterstock

Beyond Meat, Inc. has recently announced the establishment of a pioneering Plant-Based Diet Initiative Fund at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the US.

The five-year endeavour is designed to provide peer-reviewed, clinically significant studies on the health implications of a plant-based diet, including plant-based meat, and will help to generate data to drive and inform Beyond Meat’s research and development.

As a preeminent leader in plant-based innovation for human health, Beyond Meat’s commitment to using only simple, plant-based ingredients without GMOs or bioengineered ingredients has set the industry standard for better-for-you plant-based meat products.

The comprehensive research program will be spearheaded by Stanford scientists and doctors who will gather research from a variety of interdisciplinary fields and convene symposia and colloquia with the aim of advancing a more nutritious and environmentally sustainable food system.

The Plant-Based Diet Initiative Fund will sustain a variety of programs including:

  • Exploring how plant-based meat and diets can have a positive health impact, including on the reduction of risk factors for chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer
  • Unearthing new plant proteins and ingredients to help inform game-changing product development
  • Producing an overarching repository of globally accessible resources and data on the health impacts of plant-based proteins

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