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The Good Food Institute

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Building a world where alternative proteins are no longer alternative.

The Good Food Institute is a nonprofit working internationally to accelerate alternative protein innovation. Globally, meat consumption is the highest it’s ever been. According to the UN, global meat production is projected to double by 2050. With plant-based meat, cultivated meat, and fermentation, we can mitigate the environmental impact of our food system, decrease the risk of zoonotic disease, and ultimately feed more people with fewer resources. By making meat from plants and cultivating meat from cells, we can modernize meat production.

The Good Food Institute
Founded:2016
Team Size:110
Location:Washington, DC

Active Founders

Liz Specht, Senior Scientist

Liz has a bachelor’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a doctorate in biological sciences from UC San Diego, and postdoctoral research experience from CU Boulder. She analyzes areas of technological need within plant-based and cultivated meat innovation and catalyzes research to address these needs. In addition to her role at GFI, Liz is a guest lecturer for Singularity University and a fellow at the Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado.

Bruce Friedrich, Executive Director