Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Aleph Farms and Joins Sustainability Advisory Board

Blog originally published by Aleph Farms

We’re excited to share that environmental activist and Academy Award winning actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, has joined Aleph Farms as an investor and a member of our Sustainability Board.

Commenting on the investment, Leo says: “Aleph’s extraordinary technology platform combined with their inclusive approach to bringing about systemic change in our food systems make them a leader in this field. With their one-of-a-kind cultivated steaks, they demonstrate how creativity and ingenuity can help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.”

The ongoing systemic challenges in the meat sector  highlight the critical need for investment and innovation to create more sustainable and resilient food systems. For example, cultivated meat has the potential to drastically reduce the overall environmental footprint of meat production, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 92%, land use by 95%, and water use by 78% compared to intensive livestock farming. [1]

Leo joins the Aleph family at a time where we are expanding our global footprint and continuing to scale our cultivated meat production platform worldwide. His involvement in our advisory board not only validates our technological prowess but also confirms our roadmap for ushering in a new paradigm of meat production to a more mainstream audience.

“As a committed environmentalist, we welcome Leonardo DiCaprio to our advisory board and family of top tier investors,” added Didier Toubia, our co-founder and CEO. “ Our team is committed to improving the sustainability of our global food systems and we’re thrilled to have Leo share in our vision.”

Food systems touch all people, and it will take all of us to make this change happen, each playing our own role in an inclusive transition to a more sustainable, equitable and secure world.

Aleph Farms is a Silver Partner for the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit on November 16-18 2021. Didier Toubia, Co-Founder and CEO, will speak as part of the Sustainable Proteins Track on the panel “Unlocking the Full Potential of Cultivated & Microbial Proteins”.