The Good Food Institute

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. 

Mission

We are developing the roadmap for a sustainable, secure, and just protein supply. We identify the most effective solutions, mobilize resources and talent, and empower partners across the food system to make alternative proteins accessible, affordable, and delicious.

Vision

A world where alternative proteins are no longer alternative.

Values

  1. Believe change is possible: We bring determination and informed optimism to our work because we know a better food future is achievable.
  2. Do the most good we can: We focus our time and resources where they will make the biggest difference in order to maximize our donors’ support.
  3. Share knowledge freely: Good data, good science, and good strategy have the biggest impact when they are available to everyone.
  4. Act on evidence: Our strategy is grounded in data. We make decisions on the basis of research and the industry insights our experts uncover.
  5. Invite everyone to the table: We foster an inclusive, collaborative work culture. With the same spirit, we bring together a wide range of partners to advance our mission.
May 25, 2022
Full time role
The Good Food Institute Remote
Engineer a new paradigm in food production The Good Food Institute is a nonprofit think tank working to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. Alongside scientists, businesses, and policymakers, GFI’s teams focus on making plant-based and cultivated meat delicious, affordable, and accessible. Powered by philanthropy, GFI is an international network of organizations advancing alternative proteins as an essential solution needed to meet the world’s climate, global health, food security, and biodiversity goals. How You Will Make a Difference   In this role, you will have the opportunity to analyze the technical landscape for proteins and ingredients derived from microbial fermentation, identify key challenges, and articulate solutions to accelerate the industry. Your analyses will help create a roadmap for improving the quality of alternative protein products and growing their market share. You will ensure that efforts and funding are...
May 25, 2022
Full time role
The Good Food Institute Remote
Engineer a new paradigm in food production The Good Food Institute is a nonprofit think tank working to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. Alongside scientists, businesses, and policymakers, GFI’s teams focus on making plant-based and cultivated meat delicious, affordable, and accessible. Powered by philanthropy, GFI is an international network of organizations advancing alternative proteins as an essential solution needed to meet the world’s climate, global health, food security, and biodiversity goals. How You Will Make a Difference   In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead technical landscaping for proteins and ingredients derived from microbial fermentation, identify key challenges, and articulate solutions to accelerate the industry. Your analyses will help create a roadmap for improving the quality of alternative protein products and growing their market share. You will ensure that efforts and funding are allocated...
May 14, 2022
Full time role
The Good Food Institute Remote
Scale the cultivated meat industry The Good Food Institute is a nonprofit think tank working to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. Alongside scientists, businesses, and policymakers, GFI’s teams focus on making plant-based and cultivated meat delicious, affordable, and accessible. Powered by philanthropy, GFI is an international network of organizations advancing alternative proteins as an essential solution needed to meet the world’s climate, global health, food security, and biodiversity goals.   How You Will Make a Difference   In this role, you will have the opportunity to analyze the technical landscape for cultivated meat, identify key challenges, and articulate solutions to accelerate the industry. Your analyses will help create a roadmap for improving the quality of alternative protein products and growing their market share. You will ensure that efforts and funding are allocated toward the highest-impact research areas to...
May 14, 2022
Internship
The Good Food Institute Remote
**Only candidates in the United States are eligible to apply** Create content that accelerates food system reform The Good Food Institute is a nonprofit think tank working to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. Alongside scientists, businesses, and policymakers, GFI’s teams focus on making plant-based and cultivated meat delicious, affordable, and accessible. Powered by philanthropy, GFI is an international network of organizations advancing alternative proteins as an essential solution needed to meet the world’s climate, global health, food security, and biodiversity goals. How You Will Make a Difference   As the Digital Engagement Intern , you will have the opportunity to help develop a library of evergreen content that will enable the Good Food Institute to effectively share its many reports, tools, and key messages with target audiences through social media and email marketing channels. You will also develop a calendar to...
Feb 17, 2022
The Good Food Institute Remote, OR 97458, USA
Strengthen GFI’s brand and mission through creative design projects  The Good Food Institute (GFI) is at the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of  animals.  How You Will Make a Difference   In this role, you will support the Communications team’s traditional (print) and digital asset production through traffic and project management, asset organization, quality control, communication with freelancers, and assisting with tickets. Through your work, you will have the opportunity to build GFI’s brand equity and maximize the mission impact of GFI’s programmatic work. The Creative Coordinator will be responsible for:  Traffic and project management In close collaboration with the Creative Manager and project leads, developing a clear understanding of the scope and expectations of all projects requiring...
Feb 12, 2022
The Good Food Institute Remote, OR 97458, USA
**Only candidates based in the United States are eligible to apply for this position.** Map cellular metabolisms for cultivated meat applications The Good Food Institute (GFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization at the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of animals.  How You Will Make a Difference   As Research Fellow , you will have the opportunity to leverage your scientific background to increase cultivated meat stakeholders’ understanding of animal cell metabolism and how it relates to the future supply chain of the industry. The Research Fellow will be responsible for the following:  Summarizing the most frequently used approaches to measure and model cellular metabolism, how metabolic models have been used to improve processes in other industries, the steps required for building metabolic models...
Feb 11, 2022
The Good Food Institute Remote, OR 97458, USA
Inspire and empower global university communities to accelerate alternative proteins The Good Food Institute (GFI) is at the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of animals. How You Will Make a Difference   In this role, you will work with university communities around the world to build the alternative protein research and training ecosystems needed to power the future of food. The Academic Community Coordinator will be responsible for: Working closely with the university innovation team to implement GFI’s Alt Protein Project , a global community of student groups working to cultivate alternative protein ecosystems at their universities. Serving as GFI’s primary point of contact for Alt Protein Project applicants and accepted student groups. Supporting the development of educational and training...
Feb 11, 2022
The Good Food Institute United States
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Feb 09, 2022
The Good Food Institute Washington, DC, USA
Help create a sustainable, secure, and just food system by advancing alternative proteins in Congress The Good Food Institute (GFI) is at the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of  animals.  How You Will Make a Difference In this role, you will manage GFI’s federal legislative initiatives and team. You will remove hurdles and leverage resources to promote progress on alternative proteins. The Legislative Director will be responsible for: Working with GFI’s Vice President of Policy to develop and implement GFI’s federal legislative agenda. Achieving core objectives, including securing significant public funding for open-access alternative protein research and fully launching the Good Food Legislative Fund, an affiliated (c)(4) lobbying organization.  Speaking clearly and persuasively on cultivated...
Jan 26, 2022
The Good Food Institute Remote, OR 97458, USA
Help lead our team of specialists engaging the private sector to advance alternative proteins The Good Food Institute (GFI) is at the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of  animals. How You Will Make a Difference   In this role, you will directly impact the transformation of the global food system by helping to lead the Corporate Engagement (CE) department to continued success in accelerating the alternative protein industry. Working with the Vice President of Corporate Engagement, you will help set the strategy and ensure smooth operation of the Corporate Engagement department. The Director of Corporate Engagement will be responsible for: Working with the Vice President of Corporate Engagement to set the strategic vision for the Corporate Engagement department and leading the operationalization of...
Jan 15, 2022
The Good Food Institute Washington, DC, USA
Create a better future of food by managing the growth and operations of our policy team The Good Food Institute (GFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization at the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of animals. How You Will Make a Difference   In this role, you will have the opportunity to help GFI’s team of lobbyists, lawyers, and policy specialists achieve even greater success. Working with the Vice President of Policy, you will help set the strategy and ensure the effective operation of GFI’s Policy Department. The Director of Policy will be responsible for: Managing a small team and helping the VP of Policy effectively hire, train, and develop team members. Assisting the VP of Policy with project planning every four months and strategic planning and budgeting annually. Working with the VP of...
Dec 30, 2021
The Good Food Institute Remote, OR 97458, USA
Developing data-driven insights to accelerate the alternative protein industry The Good Food Institute (GFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization at the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of animals.  How You Will Make a Difference   In this role, you will have the opportunity to leverage your analytical skills to support the Corporate Engagement Team and accelerate the growth of the alternative protein industry. You will be the go-to source for alternative protein market and consumer insights. The Research Analyst will be responsible for: Conducting market research, compiling secondary research, analyzing data, and identifying actionable insights to inform Corporate Engagement efforts. This includes management of our annual syndicated retail sales and household panel data from SPINS/Nielsen....