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Lerum, Taylor [1], Meyer, Rachel [2].

Discussion Session: Careers in natural botanical products.

With a 100+ billion dollar natural products industry that encompasses everything from microbrews to preventative medicine and whole herbs, street food to haute dessert, it's an exciting time to be a plant scientist. This discussion session invites you to explore what it's like to do natural products research in the applied side of academia, government agency, or by running your own company or working for a larger industry. We'll explore how plant researchers in these different settings maneuver in a world experiencing a renaissance of new markets that cross cultures and social movements, for instance: local, organic, restorative, exotic, heritage, ethical, and Instagrammable. Knowing what tools and techniques are used by the industry to source ingredients and develop quality products that keep up with regulation is essential. This session is geared to anyone interested in emerging markets and career opportunities that sustain the innovation happening in the natural products industry spanning herbal products for cosmetics and health, food, and beverage.

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1 - Nature's Way
2 - UCLA, EEB, 610 Charles E Young Drive E, Room 4153, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States

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Presentation Type: Discussion Session
Session: D4, Discussion Session:Careers in natural botanical products
Location: 108/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: D4001
Abstract ID:1046
Candidate for Awards:None

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