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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

GFI Europe team members

GFI Europe impact update: June 2022

Dive into a some of the highlights of GFI Europe’s work over the first few months of the year.

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

Chefs at Alchemist restaurant, funded by a GFI research grant

Scientists work with Michelin starred Danish restaurant to create fish-free seafood

A team of scientists has received funding to work with chefs at a prestigious restaurant to create a new seafood product by growing fungi on seaweed.

Cultivated meat innovation challenge banner

GFI and EIT Food launch Innovation Challenge to bring down cost of cultivating meat

Cultivated meat is getting closer and closer to our dining tables, but there are still some pressing technical challenges we need to overcome. That’s why the Good Food Institute Europe…

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.

Elena Walden speaking at UK Parliament

GFI calls for UK to become world leader in cultivated meat at parliamentary event

GFI Europe and Ivy Farm Technologies call for greater investment in cultivated meat research and a more collaborative regulatory process at an event in the UK Parliament.

Woman eating plant-based burger

Plant-based meat sales up 19% to record €2.3 billion in western Europe, report shows

GFI’s latest state of the industry reports show plant-based meat sales climbed to record highs across Europe in 2021.

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.

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.

Our Development team

Our Development team builds 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 them on europe-philanthropy@gfi.org.