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Bruce Friedrich    

Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Good Food Institute

Bruce Friedrich is co-founder and executive director of The Good Food Institute. With branches in the United States, India, Israel, Brazil, Europe, and Asia Pacific, GFI is accelerating the production of plant-based and cell-based meat, eggs, and dairy in order to bolster the global protein supply while protecting our environment, promoting global health, and preventing food insecurity and animal cruelty.

Bruce oversees GFI’s global strategy and operations, working with directors, international managing directors, and staff to ensure that GFI is maximally effective at implementing programs that deliver mission-focused results.

Bruce is also co-founder and advisor to impact venture funds New Crop Capital and Clear Current Capital, though he has no financial interest in either fund.

Bruce is a TED Fellow, Y Combinator alum, and popular speaker on food innovation. He has penned op-eds for the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Wired, and many other publications. He has appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, TED Radio Hour, and a variety of programs on MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN.

Bruce's TED talk has been viewed more than 1 million times. He co-authored two books, contributed chapters to seven more, and has written seven law review articles. He graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Georgetown Law and also holds degrees from Grinnell College, Johns Hopkins University, and the London School of Economics.

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