Modernizing meat production
The Good Food Institute is a nonprofit think tank and international network of organizations working to accelerate alternative protein innovation.
Globally, meat consumption is the highest it has 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.
GFI is building a world where alternative proteins are no longer alternative.
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.
Environmental benefits of alt proteins
How eco-friendly are plant-based and cultivated meats? Explore their climate impacts and resource requirements relative to conventional meat.
Cultivated meat media kit
Cultivated meat can transform our global food system. Get the latest updates on this game-changing alternative to conventionally produced meat.
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.
Explore startup ideas, commercial opportunities, research projects, and investment priorities throughout the alternative protein supply chain.
Plant-based retail market overview
Explore sales data for plant-based meat, egg, and dairy products in the U.S. retail market. Find key category insights, size, sales growth, and purchase dynamics for the plant-based industry.
Learn about GFI’s open-access research, lobby and litigation work, and other alt protein programs — all powered by donors.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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
Explore the science of plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation-derived meat. Discover research ideas, funding opportunities, and open-access tools.
Learn why alt proteins offer solutions to the issues that governments want to address. As a nonprofit, we advocate fair policy and public funding.
Find market opportunities, open-access resources, and tailored guidance for producing and selling alternative proteins.
Recent blog posts
The State of the Science on Alternative Proteins: January through May 2023
Our top highlights from a busy four months for alt protein science.
Seizing the moment: The 10-point story of alternative proteins not being told
Headlines focused on short-term struggles reveal a major blindspot—scientists, policymakers, and industry innovators around the world are making real, on-the-ground progress on bringing delicious, affordable alternative proteins to more plates.
2023 outlook: The state of the plant-based meat category
Plant-based meat is a significant growth opportunity for U.S. and global retail and foodservice. We cover 2022 plant-based meat sales and ways to improve consumer engagement.
Alternative protein startups underscore the need for scientific and engineering talent
The alternative protein sector is hungry for scientists and engineers — but major investments are needed to build a robust alternative protein workforce.
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.