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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.
GFI Hosts Fireside Chat to Advance Protein Innovation
How can innovators and entrepreneurs help shape the future of food? GFI, in partnership with WeWork’s new Food Labs, hosted a fireside chat to learn from some of the best in the alternative protein business.
Why Plant-Based Chicken Is About to Take Off
Plant-based burgers get most of the attention today, but plant-based chicken is on track to be the next breakout category. When this happens, plant-based meat will reach new consumers and grab an even bigger share of the market. The resulting benefits will be tremendous.
GFI Named an ACE Top Charity for the Fourth Year in a Row
GFI is honored to announce that we have been named one of the four most effective charities in the world for reducing animal suffering by Animal Charity Evaluators.
How Do You Marble Cultivated Beef?
GFI research grant recipient Dr. Amy Rowat is building micro-scaffolds to create the marbling in beef cultivated directly from cells.
GFI’s New Plant-Based Meat Manufacturing Guide is Here!
GFI is releasing the first installment of the Plant-Based Meat Manufacturing Guide. This guide provides a practical model for producing restructured and whole muscle plant-based meat.


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

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