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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Fi Global Connect

Fi Global Connect will feature live sessions and exhibition booths from ingredient suppliers around the world.

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Virtual Event

Colorado Goes Plant-Based

Join the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Alt. Protein Project for a virtual panel with leaders in Colorado’s alternative protein industry.

The U.S. retail market for plant-based foods: The accelerated, sustainable growth of plant-based foods in 2020

This webinar will provide an overview of newly released sales data and insights for plant-based foods in the U.S. retail market, using custom plant-based categories created by the Good Food…

The Business of Alt Protein: Unlocking food safety in plant-based meat

In this webinar, you’ll hear food safety experts discuss challenges specific to alternative proteins, and demystify those challenges into actionable insights.

Virtual Event

Developing nutritionally superior pulse proteins for better human health

Join Dr. Dil Thavarajah, Associate Professor at Clemson University, for a review of her GFI-funded research project focused on the development and selection of nutritionally superior organic pulse crops to…

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Food Edge Summit

The annual Food Edge conference brings together industry leaders, disruptive startups, and leading researchers to discuss and collaborate around the trends that are shaping the future of food.

Commercial fermentation: Opportunities and bottlenecks

In this webinar, seasoned industry consultant Mark Warner will provide an introduction to the current state of the industry in contract fermentation and outline the process for facility identification, qualification…

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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.