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The Good Food InstituteCreating a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply

Imagine a food system where the most affordable and delicious products are also good for our bodies and the planet.

Here's how we do it.

Providing Strategic Support to Companies

We work with both start-up and established companies to ensure marketplace success for products that are disrupting the current system.


Fostering the Next Generation of Innovators

We connect food scientists, students, culinary experts, and entrepreneurs with opportunities in the academic and nonprofit sectors.


Educating Institutions

We educate grant-making institutions, corporations, and governmental bodies about plant-based and clean meat R&D as a critical component of endeavors related to sustainability, climate change, and global health.


Promoting Plant-Based Products

We work with restaurants, grocery stores, and foodservice companies to increase availability of the best plant-based options on menus, in grocery stores, and in cafeterias.

“Remaking meat is one sector of the food industry that is ripe for innovation and growth.”

Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft

"I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same, and also be much healthier for everyone."

Richard Branson
Founder of Virgin Group

Latest From the GFI Blog

Watch Bruce Friedrich’s TED Talk on Plant-Based and Cell-Based Meat
GFI Executive Director Bruce Friedrich explains how new forms of meat production can help address some of the greatest global challenges of our time.
What the World’s Fastest Marathons Teach Us About Protein Innovation
Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei captivated the world this weekend with the fastest men’s and women’s marathon performances ever run. Whether it’s redefining the limits of the human body or the food system, the same ingredients are required: innovation, talent, and perseverance.
Ultrasound Waves Take Plant-Based Meat to a New Level
GFI research grant recipient Dr. Filiz Koksel is using ultrasound waves to understand—and help improve—the structural qualities of plant-based meats.
Making Our Case at the Global Food Forum
At The Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum, GFI director of policy Jessica Almy made the case for consumer choice and against government censorship of plant-based food labels.
Why Nestlé’s New Plant-Based Bacon and Cheese Burger Is Monumental
Nestlé’s new PB triple play is more than just a new plant-based burger option—it’s a sign that the plant-based market is bigger than burgers.
Global Innovators Can Make All the Difference in Emerging Markets
Memphis Meats' Uma Valeti is making an impact in the United States and around the world. GFI-India reflects on how the cardiologist-turned-entrepreneur has helped change the game in the world's biggest democracy.


Join us as we make a better future possible through groundbreaking innovations in food production.

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