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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.


Bringing Great Minds Together

GFI's annual Good Food Conference brings together the scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and companies working in plant-based meat, clean meat, and supporting technologies. If you want to be part of the plant-based and clean meat future, this event is for you!

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“We were in touch with GFI from day one for scientific, for technical, for the ecosystem, all of it. We love your blog, we love your papers and everything that you guys do.”

Sandhya Sriram
CEO & Co-founder of Shiok Meats

“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.
Why We’re Funding the Next Crop of Alt. Protein Research
If plant-based and cultivated meat are to supply the global demand for meat, we must fill white spaces in research. Check out four innovations our 2020 Competitive Research Grant recipients are working towards.
Calling All Scientists: We’ve Got a New Community for You
To reliably feed a growing population with new kinds of meat, we need researchers dedicated to investigating foundational, pre-competitive research questions. That’s why we’re inviting scientists and researchers to join the GFIdeas community.
Looking to Get Involved in Alt. Protein? Talk with Our Experts
Want to work in alternative protein, but aren’t sure where to start? Join GFI’s new conversation series “Ask GFI: Alt. Protein Careers” to learn more about how you can find the right job in alternative protein from GFI’s university innovation specialists.
Plant-Based Food Retail Sales Hit $5 Billion
Plant-based retail sales grew almost five times faster than total retail food sales last year, according to new SPINS data commissioned by GFI and PBFA.
GFI’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative Announces New Strategic Partnership and Grantees
One fish, two fish, redfish, shrimp! By working with a major company and funding a research project at a nonprofit marine research organization, GFI’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative is helping researchers develop better ways to feed the world.


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

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