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In 2023, our global teams grew the scientific ecosystem, increased government investment in alternative proteins, and supported the industry in navigating a changing economic and regulatory landscape. Just a few highlights:

  • We expanded the Alt Protein Project to 53 chapters worldwide, unlocked funding for foundational plant-based and cultivated meat research, and published 42 open-access reports and resources to advance the ecosystem.
  • We championed public investment in alternative proteins globally, launched a new platform for aligning on novel food regulations across the Asia Pacific region, and celebrated multiple companies selling cultivated meat in the world’s largest economy.
  • We organized webinars and roundtables to share knowledge across the industry, collaborated with the U.S. Department of Energy on public–private partnerships, hosted our largest in-person Good Food Conference, and worked with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the United Nations Environment Programme to launch reports that call for governments to fund alternative protein research.
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From the ground up

Learn how our global teams are building the future of food from the ground up in our 2023 Year in Review. Together, we are growing a more sustainable and just food system. 

Past annual reports

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Year in Review 2022

In 2022, GFI expanded our global student movement to 36 total universities, influenced the Israeli and UK governments to declare alternative proteins an R&D priority, and collaborated with the government…

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Year in Review 2021

In 2021, GFI released life cycle and techno-economic assessments for cultivated meat and elevated alternative proteins as a global climate solution at the UN Food Systems Summit and COP26.

2020 year in review

Year in Review 2020

In 2020, GFI supported a proposal resulting in the U.S. National Science Foundation funding cultivated meat research and launched our ASAP Initiative to identify the field’s most pressing challenges.

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Year in Review 2019

In 2019, GFI grew government support for alternative proteins in the United States, India, Brazil, and Israel, and our grant program funded 14 open-access research projects.

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Year in Review 2018

In 2018, GFI launched our research grant program, hosted the inaugural Good Food Conference, and mounted a defense of plant-based meat and milk labeling across the U.S.

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Year in Review 2017

In 2017, GFI launched the world’s first university course on plant-based meat and supported more than 100 alternative protein startups.

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Year in Review 2016

In 2016, the year GFI was founded, we launched two alternative protein startups and accelerated innovation in the public and private sectors.

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