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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.
At Rebellyous Foods, Christie Lagally Elevates Plant-Based Chicken Production
By applying her engineering skills, Christie Lagally is upgrading plant-based production and making nuggets affordable and accessible to foodservices.
How Plant-Based Meat Can Help Heal Our Soil While Feeding More People Than Ever
There is no such thing as a sustainable food system without healthy soil. The alternative protein economy can help us get there.
Van Cleve Seafood Co. Dives Into Plant-Based Seafood
As meat companies like Tyson and Smithfield have been increasingly diving into the plant-based meat space, the Van Cleve Seafood Co. very well may be at the forefront of a similar trend in plant-based seafood.
Eclipse Just Launched Plant-Based Ice Cream Designed to Overshadow the Cow
Plant-based dairy producer Eclipse Foods has rolled out their first commercial product at gourmet ice cream sellers Humphry Slocombe and OddFellows in San Francisco and New York.
This Researcher Is Bringing Protein Innovation One Step Closer to Plant-Based Steak
Dr. Mario Martinez, a GFI 2018-19 Competitive Research Grant Winner, is using microstructure engineering and chemistry to give plant proteins the fibrous qualities of muscle tissue.


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

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