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.
Eclipse Just Launched Plant-Based Ice Cream Designed to Overshadow the Cow
Plant-based dairy producer Eclipse Foods has rolled out their first commercial product at gourmet ice cream sellers Humphry Slocombe and OddFellows in San Francisco and New York.
This Researcher Is Bringing Protein Innovation One Step Closer to Plant-Based Steak
Dr. Mario Martinez, a GFI 2018-19 Competitive Research Grant Winner, is using microstructure engineering and chemistry to give plant proteins the fibrous qualities of muscle tissue.
Making Brazil a Key Player for Protein Innovation
To have a global impact on the food system, we need global partners. That’s why GFI executive director Bruce Friedrich partnered with GFI-Brazil for a tour of Brazil’s innovative plant-based and cultivated meat industry.
Why 2020 Will Be the Year of Plant-Based Breakfast
Plant-based products are a growing global trend, evolving from niche proteins to major center-of-plate contenders — and now they’re poised to take over breakfast.
How Government-Funded Research on Alternative Proteins Can Grow the Bioeconomy
To see our transformative vision of the food system become reality, government investment into researching alternative proteins is mission-critical.

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

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