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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.
Impossible Foods Makes Grocery Store Debut!
Impossible rolls out in 27 Gelson’s Markets locations in Southern California today, with further retail expansion slated for later this month.
3 Key Takeaways on India from the Good Food Conference
GFI-India Managing Director Varun Deshpande reflects on some key takeaways and productive conversations from a whirlwind few days in sunny San Francisco at the Good Food Conference 2019.
Plant-Based Jerky Is a Meaty Opportunity
As the plant-based food sector flourishes and demand continues to climb throughout the United States, the jerky category is just starting to develop.
RethinkX Predicts Transformation of Meat Industry within Decades
A new report by the economic think tank RethinkX suggests that novel food production methods that rely on fermentation and plant-based ingredients could capture market share much more quickly than mainstream analysts anticipate.
GFI is Granting More Than $3 Million to Plant-Based and Cultivated Meat Research
Check out our 2019 RFP and consider whether you or someone you know should apply for up to $300,000 in research funding. The deadline for Phase 1 proposal submission is October 28, 2019.


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