Former Google Maps Genius to Build the World’s Largest Plant Library

August 20, 2014 by  
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San Francisco-based startup Hampton Creek already has a couple of wins under its belt with its egg-free mayonnaise and dairy-free cookies. But its recent announcement that Dan Zigmond, formerly lead data scientist for Google Maps, will head the data resources for the company’s planned world’s largest plant library reveals just how grand its ambitions are. The purpose of the library? To identify and catalog plant characteristics in the quest to find more sustainable, animal-free alternatives to common foodstuffs . Read the rest of Former Google Maps Genius to Build the World’s Largest Plant Library Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal free , chemistry , cruelty-free foods , Dan Zigmond , database , food science , Hampton Creek , Lee Chae , non-GMO foods , vegan foods , vegetarian , world’s largest plant library

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