Food Studies: Meet Ben, the Would-Be Industrial Designer Turned Plant Scientist Food Studies: Meet Ben, the Would-Be Industrial Designer Turned Plant Scientist
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Food Studies: Meet Ben, the Would-Be Industrial Designer Turned Plant Scientist

by Ben Mansfeld

April 8, 2011

I've also recently started working as a research assistant for one of my professors. He is an expert on wheat and is seeking to increase crop yields by creating a more durable and drought resistant species.

I wanted to study green design to create something that would change how people live their daily lives. Now, I hope to be able to influence the most important of day-to-day activities—food.

To be continued...

Ben is a student blogger for the Food Studies feature on GOOD's Food hub. If you enjoyed this, you should check out the rest of the Food Studies blogger gang, and their musings on table manners, iodine, land-grant universities, and more.

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