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Macrobiotic Global Institute is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation promoting living practices that drive personal and planetary wellbeing. We accomplish this mission by creating, delivering, and distributing relevant, actionable, and inclusive educational programs through courses, workshops, conferences, books, TV, film documentaries, and global initiatives.

We invite you to join our mission to educate and motivate people to act NOW.

Food for Humanity: Soybeans

MGI's new project, Food for Humanity: Soybeans, is a film documentary which will share the history of the soybean food culture in the United States and Japan and will follow MGI's implementation of a pilot program in Benin, Africa.  

The film will educate people on the importance of growing and eating organic, non-GMO soybeans to help mitigate the environmental impact of diets high in animal foods. In addition to highlighting possibilities for cooking with soybean products, it will also address the health-providing benefits of soybeans in their traditional forms, such as miso, tempeh, tofu, and natto.

 MGI's pilot program documented in the film will take place in Benin, Africa where MGI will provide funding and oversight for:

  • engaging a local farmer to produce organic, non-GMO soybeans using regenerative farming methods;

  • empowering a local entrepreneur to make and distribute soy milk, tofu, and tempeh;

  • delivering education in the local community around the health benefits of soybean products; and

  • helping integrate soybean products into their local food culture.

  • You can help us bring health and wellness to the world by supporting MGI's educational initiatives.

    Courses, Events, and Workshops

    MGI offers both paid and free courses, events and workshops to provide you with the tools you need to progress on your journey toward better health utilizing macrobiotic principles. Click the picture to learn more, or support our courses by clicking the button below!

    Support our Courses, Events, and Workshops!

    TV and Film Documentaries

    MGI's TV and film initiatives, like the Macro Magic TV Show and The Spirit of Rice film documentary, reach a broader audience, introducing them to topics such as whole grains and high quality products.  Click the picture to learn more, or support our courses by clicking the button below!

    Help Us Educate the World through TV and Films!

    MGI Africa

    MGI Africa brings macrobiotic principles to NGO leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Educational programs food as medicine and economic empowerment through the creation of organic community farms. Click the picture to learn more, or support our courses by clicking the button below!

    Make a Difference in Sub-Saharan Africa!


    October 19-20, 2024

    Join Macrobiotic Global Institute for this virtual conference featuring world-class speakers and thought leaders about:

  • The importance of a whole-food, plant-based diet and its impact on personal and planetary health

  • The benefits of organic, regenerative, and sustainable agriculture

  • The development of a seasonal and local food culture that revives traditional foods and ways of cooking

  • Cooking techniques and recipes to deliver delicious food to your plate

  • Embracing a mindset of innovation, inclusiveness, and wonder as we face global challenges together


    What MGI students are saying:

    Level 2 was well organized, and a wonderful addition to my macrobiotic practice. Sheri, Patricio and Lorraine made a great team, as well as being excellent teachers. I have been practicing Macrobiotics for 35 years; this course helped me to refine my practice and expand my cooking repertoire. I looked forward to the topics covered each week, from an indepth lecture on yin and yang, to lifestyle practices, to global awareness and climate change. In addition, the recipes and cooking videos were top notch. I’ve tried most of them already, and enjoyed them with family and friends. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to feel more healthy, vibrant, and more in control of their own health, and hence their life!- - Anita D.

    FUTURE FOOD 2023 Conference

    Did you miss the FUTURE FOOD Right Now Conference held in October 2023? No worries! For just $50, you will have unlimited access to ALL recordings. Speakers included T. Colin Campbell, Chef A.J., Dr. Neal Barnard, Ocean Robbins, Dr. William Duffy, Steven Acuff, Brenda Davis, representatives from Rodale Institute, and our own Sheri-Lynn DeMaris and Patricio Garcia de Paredes! 



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