Resources about plant-based and cultivated meat
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GFI Executive Director Bruce Friedrich explains how new forms of meat production can help address some of the greatest global challenges of our time.
GFI’s Dr. Liz Specht explains how the Covid-19 outbreak stresses the need to change how we make meat.
See an overview of U.S. retail sales data for plant-based meat, egg, and dairy products, including market size, growth, and purchase dynamics.
This global analysis of the cultivated meat industry covers investments, consumer insights, and scientific progress in this growing market sector.
This analysis of the U.S. plant-based meat, egg, and dairy market covers sales data, investment analytics, consumer insights, and more.
Government support will accelerate the growth of alternative proteins. Learn how GFI works to secure public funds for alternative protein research.
In 2019, GFI cultivated government support for alternative proteins in the United States, India, Brazil, and Israel. Thanks to several generous donors, GFI’s grant program funded 14 open-access research projects.
See all of GFI’s past and future events and webinars, alongside a curated selection of alt protein industry events.
Meet our experts
FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Bruce Friedrich directs GFI’s strategic planning and execution in the United States and globally.
Areas of expertise: alternative proteins generally, GFI’s global programs and strategy, bicycling in heavy traffic.
Liz Specht, Ph.D.
VICE PRESIDENT, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Liz Specht oversees GFI’s Science and Technology department to build a roadmap for accelerating alternative protein research while empowering scientists to execute on this vision.
Areas of expertise: plant-based meat, fermentation, technical analyses, forecasting and modeling, synthetic biology, public speaking.
Jessica Almy, J.D.
VICE PRESIDENT, POLICY
Jessica Almy, J.D., leads GFI’s Policy team in setting legislative and regulatory strategy to promote fair policies and public research for plant-based, cultivated, and fermented foods.
Areas of expertise: regulation, legislation, science and public policy, public health, environmental law, food policy.
VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
Caroline Bushnell leads GFI’s Corporate Engagement team in their work with companies and investors around the world to accelerate the alternative protein industry.
Areas of expertise: food industry, alternative protein ecosystem, market trends, consumer insights, CPG marketing, emerging industry opportunities.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, INDIA
Varun Deshpande leads GFI India’s growing team in the world’s second-most populous country.
Areas of expertise: India, Southeast Asia, startups, business strategy and strategic planning, grant writing, public speaking, and data analysis.
ACTING MANAGING DIRECTOR, ASIA PACIFIC
Mirte Gosker leads GFI Asia Pacific as Acting MD, accelerating the markets for plant-based and cultivated meat through research and innovation.
Areas of expertise: entrepreneurship, business strategy and development, project management, people management, philanthropy.