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.
GFI Named an ACE Top Charity for the Fourth Year in a Row
GFI is honored to announce that we have been named one of the four most effective charities in the world for reducing animal suffering by Animal Charity Evaluators.
How Do You Marble Cultivated Beef?
GFI research grant recipient Dr. Amy Rowat is building micro-scaffolds to create the marbling in beef cultivated directly from cells.
GFI’s New Plant-Based Meat Manufacturing Guide is Here!
GFI is releasing the first installment of the Plant-Based Meat Manufacturing Guide. This guide provides a practical model for producing restructured and whole muscle plant-based meat.
When It Comes to Sustainability, Plant-Based Protein Outpaces Insects
How do insects stack up to other kinds of alternative protein? Our new fact sheet explains why plant-based and cultivated proteins offer a more sustainable solution to transforming our food system.
Hooray for Sri Artham’s Plant-Based Bacon!
After great success and record lines at the 2019 Good Food Conference, Hooray Foods is looking to expand production of their plant-based bacon to foodservice. Sri picked bacon because pork production is the second greatest agricultural source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

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

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