11Campus groups at universities around the world
1300+Members of our GFIdeas community
6500+Learners enrolled in our massive open online course

Something for everyone

Building and sustaining a better global food system requires a diversity of experts. We need everyone: biologists, farmers, geneticists, data analysts, economists, entrepreneurs, investors, donors, educators, policy-makers, manufacturers, and marketers, just to name a few. The range of professionals needed to transform the fast-growing, trillion-dollar global food system includes countless people not currently represented in this field. 

As a nonprofit organization focused on advancing alternative proteins, GFI works to strengthen and diversify the field by serving as a source of expertise and insights, a convener and catalyst for cross-sector solutions, and as an inclusive community for people at every point in their alt protein career. 

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Discover GFIdeas

GFIdeas is a community for people from across the alternative protein sector to make connections, discover the latest research, learn from food industry experts, and support each other in building a sustainable, secure, and just food system. We welcome everyone dedicated to alternative proteins — from students to investors to our donors — to share this space and grow the good food community.

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Research grants

Learn about cutting-edge alternative protein research funded by GFI. Find funding opportunities for your own research.

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Massive open online course

Enroll in GFI’s open-access online course to learn about the science of plant-based and cultivated meat.

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The Alt Protein Project

Students play a pivotal role in building the alternative protein ecosystem. Learn how you can start a student group to accelerate the global transition to the future of food.

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Solutions Database

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

Upcoming events

Join us at an upcoming webinar, seminar, or alternative proteins industry event.

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Future Food-Tech Alternative Protein Summit

Future Food-Tech’s new dedicated Alternative Proteins Summit on June 22-23 will connect global food leaders to map out the future of protein.

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Virtual Event

WSJ Global Food Forum

The Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum will tackle the critical issue of sustainability across the food industry and agricultural economy, covering topics from seed research and farming practices to…

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Plant-based taste mastered

Creating a great tasting and sustainable plant-based product can be a complex, costly, and challenging process. Learn from an expert speaker line-up on how to master savory taste to create…

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GFI Israel webinar: Cultivated meat and plant-based meat research

GFI Israel is excited to invite you to join a scientific webinar with Sharon Schlesinger, Ph.D. who will present her cultivated meat research on culturing and differentiating pluri and multipotent…

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Fantastic fungi and mischievous molds: The role of fungi in advancing the science of alternative proteins

Join Dr. Josephine Wee, Assistant Professor of Food Science at The Pennsylvania State University, as she discusses how fungal mycelium can provide texture and nutritional value for high moisture alternative…

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Microbial proteins: Overview and best practices

Join this webinar hosted by Protein Directory and Bright Green Partners for an overview on successfully entering and navigating the fermentation sector.

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Techno economic models: Turning good food technologies into good food businesses

Techno Economic Assessment models (TEA’s or TEM’s) are one of the first elements of a business plan for any alternative protein venture. In this talk, Next Rung Technology’s John Ellersick…

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Ask GFI: Alt. Protein Careers

Are you interested in working in alternative protein? Join SciTech associate director Dr. Erin Rees Clayton to learn more about what it takes to pursue an academic or industry career…

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Join our community of donors

Our work is 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 progress in alternative proteins.

Build a career in alternative proteins

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Careers at GFI

Explore career opportunities at GFI! We’re building a sustainable, secure, and just global food system with alternative proteins.

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Alternative protein career portal

Learn how to make a career and find open positions in the exciting field of alternative proteins.

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Student resource guide

This guide will help you steer through the exciting world of alternative proteins.