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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

GFI Goes to Court for First Amendment
Earlier this year, the Missouri governor signed an omnibus bill that contained language prohibiting “misrepresenting” any product as “meat” that does not come from a slaughtered animal. We just went to court to stop it.
Intellectual Property 101 (And Another Reason to Join Our GFIdeas Community)
Partners from leading international law firm McDermott Will & Emery joined this month’s GFIdeas call to give all the plant-based and clean meat entrepreneurs in attendance a crash course in IP. Here’s a taste of what we learned.
24 Universities Poised to Lead Plant-Based and Clean Meat Research
GFI scientists have identified the top 24 universities with phenomenal potential to become global leaders in plant-based and clean meat research.
GFI Launches $3 Million Grant Program for Plant-Based and Clean Meat Research
Plant-based and clean meat research have huge potential to catalyze the evolution of our food system and solve critical global issues – and GFI wants to help researchers pursue this work.
Newly Released Market Data Shows Soaring Demand for Plant-Based Food
Following up on last year’s market data, GFI is excited to share highlights of newly commissioned data from Nielsen on the U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods. Spoiler: total sales of plant-based foods now exceed $3.7 billion.
Plant-Based Burgers: One Size Does Not Fit All
MorningStar Farms is finding opportunities to make more and more products fully plant-based while catering to everyone from the veggie-lover to the meat-lover. And we got to try them both at The Good Food Conference.


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

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