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Help GFI transform the future of food
All the work developed by GFI is offered free of charge to society, and we can only do it because we have the support of our family of donors. We act in such a way as to maximize donations from our community of supporters, always seeking the greatest efficiency in using resources.
GFI received the maximum transparency certification from GuideStar, the world’s largest database and information on nonprofit organizations. The Platinum Seal was awarded to a select group of organizations that openly demonstrated information about the finances, mission, and impact of the work developed. Of the 2.8 million registered organizations, only 1% received this seal.
Such recognitions reflect our efforts to ensure that our work is done strategically, efficiently, and transparently. Annually, GFI Brazil goes through the audit process, where an external consultancy analyzes all our expenses.
Find out what the resources of our family of donors have enabled GFI Brazil to accomplish over the last four years.
Sustainability and financial independence
Currently, many of our resources come from international donors, mainly from the United States. However, we seek to build our network of Brazilian supporters to ensure financial independence.
To find out how you can be part of this transformative work, contact the GFI Brazil Development Manager.
Help build a fairer, safer, and more sustainable food chain.
Daniele ZuckermanGFI Brazil Ambassador1 - 11
“When we discuss the alternative protein sector, we have to look at the food chain systemically. The scarcity of quality food is intrinsically linked to the fact that we produce food to feed animals and then eat these animals in a highly inefficient calculation. We could feed the world’s population three times with the vegetables planted today. Taking animals and derivatives off your plate is the most effective personal act you can do today to avoid food shortages, climate change, chronic diseases, and pandemics. The vegetable meat and dairy production industry, cultivated and obtained by fermentation, has a much more efficient production system. We produce these foods with a fraction of the environmental impact, without collaborating with the formation of new zoonotic diseases or food shortages, and without mistreating any animal. We need industrial development policies, investment in science, training rural producers, a competitive tax chain, science-based regulation, innovation environments for startups, etc. Our team is dedicated to improving the global food system for the planet, people, and animals. Count us in!”
Daniele ZuckermanGFI Brazil Ambassador
Amanda PintoFounder of N.Ovo2 - 11
“GFI has been with N.OVO since the beginning of the project when it was just a food tech arm within the Mantiqueira group. They were a vital part of this process, especially concerning market information and connection with companies operating in this segment longer in other countries. The partnership between N.OVO and GFI completes four years in 2021, and I can say that it is very positive to be able to count on such qualified professionals in expanding this up-and-coming market.”
Amanda PintoFounder of N.Ovo
Marcos LetaFounding partner of Fazenda Futuro3 - 11
“My mission is to change Brazil’s meat and dairy industry from using animals to using plants. GFI Brazil gave me invaluable insight and introduced me to companies and factories in the US so that I could analyze how their models could be adapted and applied in my home country. Brazil is ready for a profound plant-based revolution!”
Marcos LetaFounding partner of Fazenda Futuro
Sérgio PintoFounder of Cellva Ingredients4 - 11
“GFI has been a tireless and unique partner on this journey. It is extremely welcome to have an entity like the GFI, a nonprofit organization intending to promote the best food development model. In addition, the technical bodies that are part of the GFI, not only in Brazil but in the world, are highly qualified, and our level of discussion is always prosperous. This reputable side, which dialogues in the same way with the industry, the government, and the new economy, without any kind of bias, is charming. We are delighted to have you as partners on this journey.”
Sérgio PintoFounder of Cellva Ingredients
Eduardo NoronhaGlobal Head of HR and Operational Excellence at JBS5 - 11
“We believe that all initiatives to encourage the development of alternative proteins are very good and welcome. We fully support this type of action, and we have been working together, including in our innovation hubs, and it has been very productive in this regard. Alternative proteins are an important part of our strategy.”
Eduardo NoronhaGlobal Head of HR and Operational Excellence at JBS
John PintoChief Executive Officer of Plant Plus6 - 11
“GFI is part of that heart that keeps the union alive between the companies. I believe that GFI’s work is very important in bringing fundamental insights regarding the advance of consumption, trends, and a series of other factors that are critical from now onward. In addition, this work helps keep the industry connected and challenging itself to develop new technologies. I hope we continue working together. You are an important partner for Plant Plus Foods.”
John PintoChief Executive Officer of Plant Plus
Bruno César ProsdocimiGeneral Coordinator of Science for Bioeconomy of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation7 - 11
“GFI has been essential in helping us understand how the market behaves and will behave in the future concerning alternative proteins. The work with GFI has already been carried out within the Ministry for three years, and this has helped us understand the theme’s importance and how it has been growing, both in the world and in Brazil. Thus, we have managed to think about the possibility of inserting alternative proteins in public policies in the Ministries of Agriculture, Science, and others. At Government, we cannot deal directly with companies, but we can dialogue with the entities representing them. You tell us what the wishes and needs are for new legislation and the development of these companies.”
Bruno César ProsdocimiGeneral Coordinator of Science for Bioeconomy of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation
Daniel TrentoGeneral Coordination for Innovation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply8 - 11
“Public bodies need partners who think about the future, bring relevant and challenging themes to the planet, but, above all, get their hands dirty. In other words, to propose discussion forums, project execution, joint fundraising, and other possibilities. Deep down, we all want a better world, and I think this type of action only enriches the debate and, consequently, public policies.”
Daniel TrentoGeneral Coordination for Innovation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply
Vinícius Picanço RodriguesAssistant Professor of Operations and Sustainability at Insper9 - 11
“Dreaming of a new sustainable, accessible, and ethical food system makes my eyes shine. GFI realizes that dream in an articulated set of highly effective strategies and actions rewriting how we feed ourselves. The focus on effectiveness, the passion for making things happen, and the systemic vision that GFI brings to this great food challenge of our lives distinguish the organization. It makes me continually believe in its real power of transformation and impact.”
Vinícius Picanço RodriguesAssistant Professor of Operations and Sustainability at Insper
Marcel Fiorelli FernandesGFI Brazil Supporter10 - 11
“GFI Brazil’s work is very important because one of the main ways to reduce the suffering of animals exploited for food is through the emergence of vegetable alternatives similar in taste and appearance to meat, milk, eggs, and derivative products. GFI Brazil is succeeding in this mission, and the results of its work are showing, as companies in the food sector are promoting launches of plant-based versions of traditional foods.”
Marcel Fiorelli FernandesGFI Brazil Supporter
PhD Caroline MellingerEmbrapa researcher contemplated by the 2019 Research Incentive Program notice11 - 11
“GFI does essential work in the movement toward innovation. The organization acts as a bridge, connecting the productive sector to research and development. So, we can only thank you for the support, not just financial, but the production of knowledge that guides our decision-making.”
PhD Caroline MellingerEmbrapa researcher contemplated by the 2019 Research Incentive Program notice