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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.
New Partnerships Are Shaping the Future of Seafood
To feed a growing global population safe and nutritious seafood for generations to come, we need to think outside of the box. BlueNalu’s partnership with legacy seafood industry player Nutreco demonstrates how we can quickly and sustainably advance the plant-based and cultivated seafood industries.
Memphis Meats’ $161 Million Series B is a Turning Point for the Meat Industry
This new capital will allow Memphis Meats to fully fund its R&D plan, construct a pilot industrial-scale production facility, and prepare to bring cultivated meat to market.
Plant-Based Meat Is About to Get Juicer
GFI research grant recipient Dr. Ricardo San Martin and bright minds at the Alternative Meat Program at UC Berkeley are using plant-based oils to help plant-based meat manufacturers achieve the juiciness of legacy animal meat.
Our Experts Predict Five Alternative Protein Trends in 2020
2020 is here, and with it comes a new year (and decade!) of opportunities for alternative proteins. What exciting developments should you expect to see this year? Our experts identified five key trends to watch.
GFI Brazil Partners with Latin America’s First Food Tech Hub
Latin America has an important role to play in transforming the global food system. That’s why GFI Brazil is partnering with FoodTech Hub Brazil, the first food tech hub in Latin America, to support the alternative protein market throughout the region.


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

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