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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.
FDA Sets Its Sights on Clean Meat Regulation
GFI attended the FDA’s public meeting on foods produced using animal cell culture technology on July 12th. Speakers presented a strong case for the FDA’s ability to regulate clean meat. Policy Director Jessica Almy gave remarks during the public comment section.
Plants for All: Q&A with Caroline Bushnell
We caught up with GFI Senior Marketing Manager Caroline Bushnell for a crash course on how to sell plant-based products—and eventually clean meat—to the mainstream consumer.
Can AI Help Fix the Food System?
Lav Varshney spearheaded IBM’s Chef Watson initiative to create new recipes using artificial intelligence. He’ll be discussing cross-disciplinary R&D and plant-based meat at our Good Food Conference in September.
The USDA Wants Your Plant-Based and Clean Meat Research Proposals
This explicit request indicates that the U.S. government’s premier agricultural research agency recognizes the potential of plant-based and clean meat to contribute to a healthy, humane, and sustainable food system.
GFI Takes the Case for Clean Meat to Capitol Hill
On Wednesday, June 27, GFI's Director of Policy Jessica Almy, Esq. was part of a panel of clean meat experts who presented to the Advisory Committee for the Congressional Research and Development [R&D] Caucus Committee. She explained that we are on the cusp of a major shift in how meat is produced globally. If the United States is to lead in this new way of producing meat, the government needs to shift research dollars to this field.


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