Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms Get Investment Help from Hollywood's Leonardo DiCaprio

Sept. 24, 2021
Both Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms, purveyors of cultivated meat products, announced this week the actor and activist is investing in their start-ups.

Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms, both startups in the cultivated meat category, announced this week that actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio would be investing in both companies. The amount of financial investment is current undisclosed; sources indicate DiCaprio will also be serving on the advisory boards of both companies.

Both companies have made a name for themselves in the cultivated meat category, with Dutch-based Mosa Meat introducing the first cultivated hamburger in 2013 and Israel-based Aleph Farms bringing the first cultivated steak and ribeye to market in 2018 and 2021, respectively.

"One of the most impactful ways to combat the climate crisis is to transform our food system. Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms offer new ways to satisfy the world's demand for beef, while solving some of the most pressing issues of current industrial beef production. I'm very pleased to join them as an advisor and investor, as they prepare to introduce cultivated beef to consumers," said DiCaprio.

According to an independent Life Cycle Analysis study, cultivated beef production is projected to reduce climate impact by 92%, air pollution by 93%, use 95% less land and 78% less water when compared to industrial beef production.

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Erin A. Hallstrom

Erin Hallstrom oversaw our digital content strategy for the Food Processing brand from 2008-2023. She is now the Associate Director of SEO Strategy for Endeavor Business Media, where she holds technical certifications in both website analytics and search engine optimization. Most recently, she was named the 2022 Marianne Dekker Mattera Award Winner

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