Program areas at The Good Food Institute
Science and technology - gfi's science and technology department accelerates The science of alternative protein technologies. Gfi's scientists are The global experts in this sector and work to ensure that a roadmap exists for alternative protein innovation, that The best scientists are engaged in research and development, and that significant funds are directed toward The highest impact areas of alternative protein research. Gfi's scitech team is focused on three principal activities:1. Analyzing current and future technical challenges and identifying The most important research and commercialization opportunities for alternative proteins.2. Mobilizing funding for open-access research and early-stage commercialization of alternative proteins.3. Inspiring and supporting The next generation of innovators in The alternative protein industry.
Communications - gfi's communications department works to ensure that gfi's work across The other programmatic departments achieves maximum impact and positions gfi as a thought leader in The alternative protein space. The communications team secures media attention for mission-aligned companies, for The science of alternative proteins generally, for gfi's regulatory and statutory work, and for gfi's corporate engagement efforts, thereby supporting The work of gfi. Communications drives The conversation about innovative alternatives to industrial animal agriculture on social media, inserts gfi experts into The conversation at key conferences, and maintains a website that serves as The web's central hub for information related to alternative protein research and innovation.
Policy - gfi's policy department is focused on removing hurdles to alternative proteins and leveraging government resources to accelerate progress. The policy team directs two primary initiatives: educating public institutions, and engaging with nonprofit organizations to support policy objectives. The policy department also uses impact litigation as a strategic tool where warranted.
Corporate engagement - corporate engagement is The department at The intersection of supply and demand within The alternative protein sector. Corporate engagement ensures that The market provides alternative proteins that are tasty, competitively priced, and easily found at retail and in foodservice. Working with companies at all stages of The production process, from entrepreneurs with just an idea, to multinational consumer packaged goods (cpg) companies, enables corporate engagement to view The whole global ecosystem to identify areas of opportunity and growth. Additionally, corporate engagement promotes existing plant-based products and The concept of cultivated products to restaurants, retailers, and foodservice companies to increase their availability on menus, on shelves, and in cafeterias. Corporate engagement uses consumer and market research to help companies make and market products that will be most appealing to The majority of consumers. The cross-functional sustainable seafood initiative advances The mission of healthy, sustainable, and just seafood for a growing population.
International - gfi's international program is comprised of The work of its foreign affiliates and us management team. The foreign affiliates share The same mission as gfi in The us. Thus, on a global scale, more scientists will focus on alternative protein; policy and regulatory progress will be accelerated; more companies will be generated and those that are created will be more successful; and more media coverage of alternative protein innovation will be generated. (The expenses are after functional allocation.)