Varun Deshpande is the Managing Director for India at The Good Food Institute. There, he works with scientists, governments and firms to advance the plant-based and cultivated protein sector. Varun has been passionate about healthcare and technology since young and studied chemical and biomedical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He then helped implement digital solutions to healthcare systems in India and the US.
When Varun learned about Effective Altruism, a philosophy that seeks to solve the world's most pressing problems, he understood the immense impact of industrial animal farming and the imperative need to find alternatives. In dedicating his work to the future of food and a duty to human and planetary health, Varun aims to build a sustainable and just global food system.
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