2018 Ranking of Top Universities for Plant-Based and Clean Meat
Replacing meat from industrial animal agriculture with plant-based and clean meat will lead to a more healthy, humane, and sustainable global food supply.
To accelerate this transformation of the meat industry toward better means of production, we need the involvement of the academic research community. The Good Food Institute has identified 24 universities worldwide – 12 for plant-based and 12 for clean – that have incredible potential to become leaders in plant-based or clean meat research.
Universities in each list are listed in alphabetical order, not rank order.
Some of these universities are not yet working in these fields. However, each possesses the relevant technical expertise, research capabilities, and private-sector partnerships that are key to advancing plant-based or clean meat research.
We have seen examples of this already. USDA-funded research at the University of Missouri was key for the plant-based meat company Beyond Meat. Dr. Mark Post’s research at Maastricht University led to the first clean meat burger in 2013, followed by the formation of the clean meat company Mosa Meats. There are many more areas of research to explore!
Interested in transforming the trillion-dollar global meat industry? GFI is currently granting a total of $3 million in funding for plant-based and clean meat research: $2 million for plant-based and $1 million for clean.
Check out the following resources for more information on plant-based and clean meat: