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!


“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.
Kroger’s Plant-Based Chicken Launch Signals a Surge in Alternative Protein Retail Expansion
Kroger is launching several new products in its Simple Truth Plant Based line, signaling a broader trend of alternative protein expansion in retail.
Europe’s Proposed “Veggie Ban” Contradicts EU Sustainability Goals and Defies Consumers
GFI Europe is teaming up with international nonprofits, leading businesses, and over 140,000 consumers across the continent to urge the European Parliament to reject a damaging and unnecessary plant-based food labeling proposal.
WSO’s Friend of the Sea Certification Matters for the Plant-Based Seafood Industry. Here’s Why
The World Sustainability Organization, in partnership with GFI’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative, announced it will begin certifying plant-based seafood products under their Friend of the Sea certification program.
National Science Foundation Awards UC Davis $3.55 Million for Cultivated Meat Research
The National Science Foundation awarded a $3.55 million grant to a team of researchers at UC Davis for open-access cultivated meat research—a landmark investment from the U.S. government.
GFI Awards Grant for Crucial Fish Cell Culture Media Research
GFI has awarded a two-year grant to a research project aimed at developing a high-quality, serum-free fish cell culture media—a critical step to bring cultivated seafood to market.

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