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.

Wageningen University & Research – Science and Technology for Meat Analogues Conference

This international scientific conference will present the latest research insights and findings related to plant-based protein production.

What an equitable food industry looks like & how alternative protein can get us there

Join XPRIZE plant-based protein expert, MJ Kinney, for a review of key insights from her white paper on creating an equitable food industry with alt protein.

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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…

Future Food-Tech

Future Food-Tech returns to San Francisco. The Summit is acclaimed as the most international gathering of food business leaders, VC investors and food-tech innovators to transform innovation and investment in…

SWIM: Building connections between macroalgae and alternative proteins

Join GFI for a Seafood Webinar and Informal Networking (SWIM) event on March 16 on the role of macroalgae in alternative meat and seafood.

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The costs and environmental impacts of cultivated meat

Join GFI Senior Scientist Elliot Swartz, Ph.D., for a review of key insights from a recent life cycle assessment (LCA) and techno-economic analysis (TEA) modeling a future large-scale cultivated meat…

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The future of plant-based proteins: Roots of further growth

Join William Reed for an all-day event for plant-based ingredient and end product manufacturers, brands, and retailers.

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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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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.