Academy award winner Leonardo Di Caprio, who is likewise a committed ecological activist, has actually invested in food innovation companies Aleph Farms and Mosa Meat to assist advance the development of sustainable cultivated beef.
Cellular agriculture is an emerging branch of biotechnology that deals with the production of animal-based items from cell cultures rather than directly from animals.
With international meat consumption forecasted to grow 40-70 per cent by 2050, cultivated meat provides an option to decrease the negative effect of commercial beef production.
Analysts have projected that the cultivated meat market could reach $25B by 2030 as part of the wider protein improvement. The capital streams into the cultured meat industry have grown rapidly in the last few years.
Di Caprio’s financial investment
« One of the most impactful methods to combat the climate crisis is to change our food system. Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms use new methods to please the world’s need for beef while resolving a few of the most pressing problems of current industrial beef production. I’m very happy to join them as an advisor and investor, as they prepare to introduce cultivated beef to consumers, » says Leonardo DiCaprio.
Both business have actually shown the ability to grow beef directly from animal cells, with the unveiling of the first cultivated hamburger by Mosa Meat in 2013 and the first cultivated steak and ribeye by Aleph Farms in 2018 and 2021, respectively.
Mosa Meat: What you need to understand
Mark Post and Peter Verstrate established Mosa Meat in 2016 to discover a new method to make real meat for individuals in a sustainable, healthy, and animal-friendly way.
Mosa Meat says that making cultured meat (tidy meat) is similar to making livestock meat, except the cells grow outside the animal’s body.
Headquartered in Maastricht, The Netherlands, Mosa Meat is a privately held business backed by Blue Horizon, M Ventures, Bell Food Group, Nutreco, Mitsubishi, and others.
Maarten Bosch, CEO of Mosa Meat, states, « Leonardo DiCaprio’s work to produce favorable change is closely aligned with our objective at Mosa Meat. We are thrilled to bring him on board as consultant and financier and work together to feed present and future generations sustainably. »
To date, Mosa Meat has actually secured $96M (approx EUR81.8 M) in financing over 7 rounds.
Aleph Farms: What you need to know
Founded by Didier Toubia and Shulamit Levenberg, Aleph Farms produces meat items from non-genetically crafted cells separated from cows. Headquartered in Israel, the business aims to provide genuine nutrition for anybody, anytime, anywhere.
The business has actually raised $236.4 M (approx EUR201.6 M) in financing over 5 rounds.
Didier Toubia, Co-Founder and CEO of Aleph Farms stated: « As a dedicated environmentalist, we invite Leonardo DiCaprio to our advisory board and household of top-tier investors. Our group is dedicated to enhancing the sustainability of our worldwide food systems and we’re thrilled to have Leo share in our vision. »
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