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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

Top 10 Good Food Moments of 2018
As 2018 wraps up, we’re revisiting 10 of our favorite moments of the past 12 months. You’ve powered the good food future through your partnership, and we couldn’t be more grateful.
Tyson Announces Animal-Free Products Coming in 2019
Tyson’s distribution, infrastructure, and branding will help take the animal-free meat market to the next level.
GFI Awards $3M in Funding to 14 Scientists for Plant-Based and Cell-Based Meat Research
GFI’s Inaugural Competitive Research Grant Program will fund open-access research worldwide.
Alfre Woodard Interviews Bruce Friedrich in the Smithsonian Long Conversation
In an “epic creative marathon,” astrophysicists, filmmakers, chefs, inventors and more gathered to discuss the ideas that make the future look bright.
GFI’s Massive Open Online Course Teaches the Basics of Plant-Based and Cell-Based Meat
Following GFI’s collaborations with Stanford and Berkeley to establish courses on slaughter-free meats, we’re making this learning opportunity available to anyone and everyone.
2019 Good Food Restaurant Scorecard: White Castle, Panera, Chipotle Earn Top Marks
In GFI’s second annual Good Food Restaurant Scorecard, we evaluate both the number of plant-based entrees and how well these entrees were marketed to appeal to mainstream audiences for the top 100 U.S. chains.


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

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