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The Good Food Institute Europe is 100% funded by philanthropic support.

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What keeps you up at night?

Climate and ecological emergency

Compared to farming animals, plant-based and cultivated meat can cut climate emissions by up to 92%, enabling people to keep eating the familiar foods they love without accelerating the climate crisis.

Antibiotic resistance

Whereas industrial animal agriculture is driving us to a public health crisis, plant-based and cultivated meat production are free of antibiotics and contaminants. These sustainable proteins can help prevent the end of modern medicine.

Feeding the world’s growing population

One-third of Earth’s arable land is used for pasture or growing animal feed, yet feeding crops to animals instead of people is inefficient and unsustainable.

Plant-based and cultivated meat production drives down the price of grains while freeing up land, and enables countries with little land, or faced with climate instability, to produce more homegrown protein. These options can sustainably feed 10 billion people by 2050.

Pandemic risk

According to the United Nations’ Preventing the Next Pandemic report, “increasing human demand for animal protein” and “unsustainable agricultural intensification” are two of the biggest drivers of zoonotic disease.

Plant-based and cultivated meat involve no risk of causing the next pandemic because they are made without farming animals.

With your help, we are putting sustainable proteins centre stage as a solution to these global problems.

Why donate to GFI Europe?

Europe presents enormous opportunities to advance GFI’s mission: it is home to much of the world’s scientific and commercial talent, and is one of the biggest potential markets for sustainable proteins. Europe also influences the world through trade, migration, diaspora communities and thought leadership. If the policy, regulatory and consumer environment for sustainable proteins thrives in Europe, its positive impacts will reverberate across the world.

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Effectiveness

We prioritise the highest-impact activities to undertake each year, so you know your donation is being spent in the most effective way.

Sector-wide influence

As a nonprofit, we are uniquely positioned to support the entire sustainable protein space. By sharing our open-access research and knowledge freely, and connecting scientists, students and entrepreneurs, we advance the whole sector and bring closer the day when sustainable proteins are the default choice. The sooner we get there, the better for people, the planet and animals.

Leverage

Increased funding for science is key to unlocking the sustainable, secure and just food future we know is possible. Our policy and scitech teams inspire European governments to direct R&D funding to the field. So your gift helps to leverage even greater sums secured in R&D funding – multiplying your impact. 

Make a real difference

Your support allows us to be nimble and respond when we find a new barrier to the success of sustainable proteins. We rigorously assess our impact and focus on neglected areas, where too few people are working and too little money is invested – so you know your support is making a real difference. 

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Potential and urgency

Your donations enable our scitech and corporate engagement teams to harness the potential of Europe’s top universities and commercial talent to advance sustainable proteins. With your support, our policy and communications teams can seize the finite window of opportunity we have to influence regulation and consumer acceptance here.

Together, we can leverage Europe’s international influence to achieve global impact.

GFI Europe is 100% funded by philanthropy – we exist because of your support.

The difference your support makes

Here are just some of the ways support from donors has already had an impact:

How sustainable proteins took centre stage at a meat industry trade fair

GFI Europe attended IFFA, the world’s largest meat industry trade fair, to encourage the sector to get involved with plant-based and cultivated meat.

Researcher Diana Marques

Meet the researcher: algae, sea bass and 3D printing with Diana Marques

Don’t be afraid to reach out – that’s the advice from a researcher working on a project to develop new techniques to produce cultivated fish fillets.

MEPs rejected a ban on terms like veggie burger

Our favourite moments from a breakthrough year

2021 was a breakthrough year for plant-based foods, cultivated meat and fermentation.

3D printed edible scaffold for cultivated seafood

Scientists use algae to cultivate boneless sea bass fillet

A team of scientists plans to use algae to develop new techniques for cultivating boneless fish fillets from sea bass cells.

GFI billboard in Glasgow during COP26

Food was absent from the COP26 agenda. It must be central to COP27

There is one sector that was completely absent from high level discussions, despite causing 21% of global emissions: animal agriculture.

Sustainable protein innovation priorities

Infrastructure investment vital for plant-based and cultivated meat industries, according to new research

A study of Europe’s plant-based and cultivated meat industries has found infrastructure investment is required to help the sector expand.

Beyond Meat plant-based meatballs

National Food Strategy calls for £125 million investment in sustainable proteins

The National Food Strategy has called on the UK government to invest £125 million in sustainable protein startups and a new commercial “cluster” for the sector.

Scientist researching plant-based meat

Horizon Europe announces €32 million for sustainable proteins

Horizon Europe has announced €32 million in funding, in its biggest-ever package of support covering plant-based, cultivated meat and fermentation.

Giving tax-efficiently from Europe

  • Visit EA Funds to make a tax-efficient donation to GFI from the UK or the Netherlands.
  • Visit Effektiv Spenden to make a tax-efficient donation to GFI from Germany.
  • Donors in Luxembourg and Slovenia can make tax-efficient donations by giving directly to GFI.
  • Contact europe-philanthropy@gfi.org for details of how to make a tax-efficient donation via Transnational Giving Europe from any of the following countries in Europe: Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland. This list is being regularly updated, so please check back.
Emily Johnson – photo by Barbara Evripidou/FirstAvenuePhotography.com

Our Philanthropy Manager

Emily Johnson leads GFI Europe’s philanthropy work, building relationships with donors in support of GFI’s global mission to make sustainable proteins the default option. Donors interested in contributing to our work can contact Emily on europe-philanthropy@gfi.org.