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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Virtual Event

Fish & CHIPS: Collaborative Huddle for Ideation & Problem Solving

Calling all cultivated seafood researchers and innovators! Join us for our next collaborative huddle on July 30th.

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Virtual Event

Fish & CHIPS: Collaborative Huddle for Ideation & Problem Solving

Calling all cultivated seafood researchers and innovators! Join us for our next collaborative huddle on July 30th.

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Virtual Event

The Science of Alt Protein: From lab to table — harnessing filamentous fungi for sustainable foods

Join us to learn how filamentous fungi can be used to efficiently upcycle food waste into sustainable and delicious food.

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The Westin Seattle

Conference of Food Engineering (CoFE) 2024

The Society of Food Engineering (SoFE) is hosting the 16th Conference of Food Engineering Sunday – Wednesday, August 25-28, 2024 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

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Industrializing Cultivated Meat & Seafood Summit

Join us at the 6th Industrializing Cultivated Meat & Seafood Summit! Now is the time for senior stakeholders to unite to share technical insights and case studies to reflect on…

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Building Your Alt Protein Career

Join us to explore academic and industry careers in alternative protein. Learn how you can apply your skills to this exciting and thriving field!

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Stakeholder meeting on cell-based food and precision fermentation

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is organizing a global stakeholder roundtable meeting on cell-based…

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Virtual Event

Building Your Alt Protein Career

Join us to explore academic and industry careers in alternative protein. Learn how you can apply your skills to this exciting and thriving field!

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Join our alternative protein community

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 our open-access online course to learn about the science of plant-based meat, fermentation, and cultivated meat.

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The Alt Protein Project

Students play a pivotal role in building the alternative protein ecosystem. Explore how you can start a student group at your university to accelerate the global transition to the future…

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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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We work with the private sector to drive investment, innovation, and scalability to accelerate the alternative protein supply chain. Learn more about how we can support you in this process. 

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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

Discover rewarding alternative protein jobs. Gain insights on building your career and find open positions in this exciting industry.

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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.