Modernising meat production
Headquartered in Singapore, the Good Food Institute APAC is Asia’s leading alternative protein think tank, accelerating a shift away from conventional meat production through open-access food science R&D, corporate engagement, and public policy.
Globally, meat consumption is the highest it’s ever been. In Asia, experts have projected that meat and seafood demand will increase an additional 78 percent between 2018 and 2050.
By making meat, dairy, and eggs from plants or cultivating it directly from cells, we can modernise protein production, mitigate the environmental impact of our food system, decrease the risk of zoonotic disease, and ultimately feed more people with fewer resources.
At GFI APAC, we’re building a world where alternative proteins are no longer alternative.
Developing the roadmap
Thanks to the support of our global family of donors, GFI APAC is developing the roadmap for a sustainable, secure, and just protein supply. We identify the most effective solutions, advance open-access research, bring new talent to the field, and empower partners.
Explore startup ideas, commercial opportunities, research projects, and investment priorities throughout the alternative protein supply chain.
Asia has the opportunity to source a nearly unlimited range of ingredients, process them in new and innovative ways, and manufacture the next generation of plant-based meat—if we choose to seise it.
Learn about GFI’s open-access research, policy work, and other alt protein programmes—all powered by donors.
GFIdeas APAC is a community for entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, and government and corporate representatives who are driving alternative protein innovation in Asia Pacific. Stay tuned for the official launch in late 2022.
Taking good food global
Our food system is global. Our biggest challenges are global. Our solutions must be global as well.
GFI around the world
GFI is an international network of nonprofits strategically positioned to have the greatest possible impact on the global food system. These countries and regions have robust scientific ecosystems and governments that are committed to using innovation to solve global problems. In addition to GFI APAC, our network operates in five additional countries and regions: Brazil, Europe, India, Israel, and the United States.
GFI Brazil is focused on advancing alternative proteins in Brazil, which boasts world-class agricultural universities working to efficiently feed the world, as well as a government and corporations committed to identifying the potential of native species.
GFI Europe is focused on advancing alternative proteins in Europe, which is home to much of the world’s scientific and commercial talent, and is one of the biggest potential markets for plant-based and cultivated meat.
GFI India is the central expert organization, thought leader, and convening body in the Indian “alternative protein” or “smart protein” sector, accelerating this ecosystem in a nation on the cusp of becoming the world’s most populous. India has world-class scientific institutions and a government committed to using alternative proteins to address malnutrition and to spark robust economic growth.
The Good Food Institute Israel (GFI Israel) is a nonprofit think tank, working to harness the power of local alternative protein research and innovation to target the world’s climate, global health, food security, and biodiversity goals. As a catalyst for the entire sector, GFI Israel leverages the Israeli entrepreneurial mentality and partners with forward-thinking scientists, businesses, and policymakers to advance research and industry breakthroughs, and promote governmental support for alternative proteins.
Founded in 2016, GFI US is on a mission to identify the most effective solutions, mobilize resources and talent, and empower partners across the food system to make alternative proteins accessible, affordable, and delicious.
Proterra Investment Partners
TEMASEK ASIA SUSTAINABLE FOODS PLATFORM
THAI UNION GROUP PCL
DIRECTOR OF FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY /
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE (NTU)
Dig into our work
Explore the science of plant-based, fermentation-enabled, and cultivated proteins. Discover research ideas, local funding opportunities, and open-access tools.
Learn how governments are addressing food security and public health challenges through regulatory leadership and public funding.
Discover regional market opportunities, open-access resources, and expert guidance on effectively scaling up alt proteins in Asia.
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Governments are beginning to invest in alternative protein research to meet national policy goals.
A strong regulatory framework is critical to further advance the sector and maximise its potential to improve food security.
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