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Modernizing meat production

The Good Food Institute is a nonprofit working internationally to accelerate alternative protein innovation.

Globally, meat consumption is the highest it’s ever been. According to the UN, global meat production is projected to double by 2050.

With plant-based meat, cultivated meat, and fermentation, we can mitigate the environmental impact of our food system, decrease the risk of zoonotic disease, and ultimately feed more people with fewer resources. 

By making meat from plants and cultivating meat from cells, we can modernize meat production. 

At GFI, we’re building a world where alternative proteins are no longer alternative.

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What are alternative proteins?

Given how essential alternative proteins are to a global protein transition, the term itself needs to be universally understood, on the tip of more tongues, and at the top of more agendas.

Developing the roadmap

Thanks to the support of our global family of donors, GFI is developing the roadmap for a sustainable, secure, and just protein supply. We identify the most effective solutions, advance open-access research, bring new talent to the field, and empower partners.

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Solutions Database

Explore startup ideas, commercial opportunities, research projects, and investment priorities throughout the alternative protein supply chain.

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Plant-based retail market overview

See an overview of U.S. retail sales data for plant-based meat, egg, and dairy products, including market size, growth, and purchase dynamics.

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Initiatives

Learn about GFI’s open-access research, lobby and litigation work, and other alt protein programs — all powered by donors.

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GFIdeas Community

Learn from and network with experts in alternative protein. GFIdeas is a community for entrepreneurs, scientists, students, and subject matter experts.

Taking good food global

Our food system is global. Our biggest challenges are global. Our solutions must be global as well.

Overview

GFI around the world

GFI’s affiliates are working where we can have the greatest possible impact on the global food system. These countries and regions have robust scientific ecosystems and governments that are committed to using innovation to solve global problems.  GFI operates affiliate organizations in five key countries and regions: Asia Pacific, Brazil, Europe, India, and Israel.

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GFI Asia Pacific

GFI Asia Pacific

GFI Asia Pacific is focused on advancing alternative proteins in the most populous area of the world, where both food production for export and scientific and agricultural innovation are growing rapidly.

GFI Brazil

GFI Brazil

GFI Brazil is focused on advancing alternative proteins in Brazil, which boasts world-class agricultural universities and a government and corporations committed to feeding the world.

GFI Europe

GFI Europe

GFI Europe is focused on advancing alternative proteins in Europe, which is home to much of the world’s scientific and commercial talent, and is one of the biggest potential markets for plant-based and cultivated meat.

GFI India

GFI India

GFI India is accelerating alternative proteins in what is on the cusp of being the world’s most populous country. India has world-class scientific institutions and a government that is committed to using alternative proteins to address malnutrition and as fuel for robust domestic economic growth.

GFI Israel

GFI Israel

GFI Israel is focused on advancing alternative protein innovation in the “Startup Nation.” Israel is renowned for its innovative technology, entrepreneurial spirit, supportive government policies, investment capital, and support for basic research.

Dig into our work

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Science

Explore the science of plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation-derived meat. Discover research ideas, funding opportunities, and open-access tools.

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Policy

Learn why alt proteins offer solutions to the issues that governments want to address. As a nonprofit, we advocate fair policy and public funding.

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Industry

Find market opportunities, open-access resources, and tailored guidance for producing and selling alternative proteins.

Recent blog posts

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GFI welcomes twenty new student groups into the Alt Protein Project

Meet the crop of visionary new student groups transforming their universities into alternative protein hubs from the inside-out.

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GFI and FAIRR launch new, gap-filling ESG frameworks for the alternative protein industry

First-of-their-kind frameworks raise the bar on sustainability reporting, increasing transparency of the environmental and social impacts of alt proteins and enabling direct comparisons with animal protein products.

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Global perspectives: what do consumers think about alternative seafood around the world?

Comparing new consumer research from Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and South Korea to the U.S.

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Meet Genesis Butler, founder of Youth Climate Save

GFI is shining the spotlight on this influential young woman who is helping transform our global food system and empowering youth to advocate for food system change.

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Support a good food future

Our research, insights, and advocacy are made possible thanks to our generous, global family of donors. Philanthropic support is vital to our mission. Connect with us today to discuss how you can help fuel this transformative work.