The Good Food Institute (GFI) Europe is a global nonprofit which aims to advance plant-based, cultivated meat and fermentation-made foods – making sure these more sustainable foods can meet conventional meat, eggs and dairy on taste, price and convenience.
To achieve this, GFI works with and connects scientists to conduct open-access research on some of the highest priority opportunities in sustainable proteins. For plant-based products, there is an urgent need for research on plant breeding optimisation, on better protein functionalisation and texturisation, and on improved plant fat profiles, amongst other areas. Plants may also be potent protein expression organisms for the production of key media components like growth factors for fermentation and cultivated meat.
PlantLink and GFI Europe will collaborate to promote the needed interdisciplinary cooperation by ensuring researchers in key disciplines for sustainable proteins are supported to enter, collaborate and thrive within this growing field. Read this Nature article for more info, and have a look at these useful resources, all freely accessible via the GFI Europe website gfieurope.org/science:
- Research funding opportunities: Research funding database, research grants funded by GFI and an overview of funded research projects in this research grants tracker
- Priority knowledge gaps and research opportunities: Advancing Solutions initiative (with a more commercial, EU-focused version here)
- Collaboration and networking opportunities: Collaborative researcher directory which researchers can apply to) and the GFIdeas community with monthly seminars on the science of alternative proteins
- Commercial partners: Company database
- Training and education: Curriculum repository and Massive Open Online Course
For more information, join GFI Europe’s mailing list to receive relevant updates or contact email@example.com. If you are not a member yet, subscribe to PlantLink’s Newsletter to stay in the loop on what’s happening in the region!