Good Food Institute: $3million Research Grant Initiative

Scientist at laboratory pointing at meat sample in lab Petri dish

After receiving financial donations from two donors, the Good Food Institute has launched a $3 million competitive grant program to support plant-based and clean meat research in 24 universities globally.

The GFI’s new initiative intends to encourage scientists from around the world to work on advancing plant-based and clean meat research. They estimate that less than 0.3 percent of university-based scientists are actively pursuing research in plant-based meat (PBM) or clean meat (CM) research, and wish to improve this statistic.

To this end, they have identified 24 universities which could potentially make advancements in PBM and CM, based upon their technical expertise, research capabilities, and private-sector partnerships.

“While most of these schools are not yet working in these fields, their potential to become leaders in plant-based and clean meat research is impressive,” explains GFI Scientific Foundations liaison Dr. Erin Rees Clayton. “We would be thrilled to work with them to realize their potential to do cutting-edge science that will ultimately improve global health, food security, and environmental stewardship.

The GFI are also organising the inaugural Good Food Conference in 2019, which they say is “the only event in the world focused on accelerating the commercialization of plant-based and clean meat, two promising food technologies that will allow us to feed almost 10 billion people by 2050.”