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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’s Year In Review: Creating the Good Food Future
Read our 2017 Year in Review to see how GFI is accelerating the next agricultural revolution.
“Clean Meat” Is Catching On: A Reflection on Nomenclature
At GFI, we did not start out wanting to use “clean” over “cultured.” Instead, we were convinced by a combination of these two factors: 1. Our experience at the IFT conference and other similar situations where people were confused by “cultured,” and 2. The consumer research.
GFI Fights Back Against Ill-Considered Regulatory Mandates
Some incumbents are so threatened by plant-based and clean meat that they want the government to protect them. GFI makes the case for protecting the First Amendment rights of innovative plant-based and clean meat companies.
Three Thoughts for Food
Senior Scientist Liz Specht caught up with the Thought For Food podcast crew (for her third episode!) and rediscovered how much has changed in food tech in the past two years.
Low Tech, High Impact
Nature's mimics of meat present a growing market opportunity
Beyond Meat Goes Global
The startup is taking its plant-based meats to omnivores abroad in more than 50 countries across six continents.


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

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