Agriculture / Agribusiness

Cultured Meat Pioneers Aleph Farms Commits to Carbon-Neutral by 2025

Israel’s cultured meat pioneer Aleph Farms today announces plans to reach net-zero emissions across its supply chain. Its sustainability strategy is to eliminate emissions associated with its meat production by 2025 and reach the same net-zero emissions across its entire supply chain by 2030.

Aleph Farms, Ltd., cultivates real steak without harming animals or the environment. Amid the COVID-19 health crisis, Aleph Farms consolidates its approach for food system resilience not only to cope with local and global supply chain disruptions that put food securitiy at risk, but also to promote natural ecosystem preservation and reduce friction points with wild animals.

The company says it is actively engaging in a dialogue with livestock farmers to integrate cultivated meat as part of a solution set to fundamental challenges that the agriculture industry is facing. Its move sets to limit global warming to 1.5°C as targeted under the Paris climate agreement and translate the European Green Deal resolutions into actionable climate practices that decrease ecological footprints of food production on a global scale.

Aleph Farms Going Carbon-Neutral
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  • Sustainability Advisory Board: The Company gathered top-level thought leaders from around the world to solicit views, reach objectives and implement its holistic approach to sustainability across the ecosystem’s entire value chain: Danielle Nierenberg, The President of Food Tank and an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues; Aimée Christensen, CEO of Christensen Global Strategies and the Founder and Executive Director of the Sun Valley Institute; and Marc Buckley, Advocate for the UN SDG’s, Advisor & Consultant to the UNFCCC, Expert for WEF on Innovation, Sustainability, Agriculture Seafood, Food, and Beverages, and Climate Speaker and Mentor trained by former US Vice President Al Gore.    
  • Z-Board: In February, the Company announced the establishment of its ‘Z-Board’ – a dialogue platform that engages Generation Z leaders in the vision development for future generations.
  • Sustainable Production and Process Design: The Company is collaborating with Black & Veatch, a global engineering and construction company, to build a resilient, compliant, and sustainable infrastructure for large-scale production with foundational principles of circular economy and renewable energy.

“At a time when the occurrence of regional and global crisis is increasing – African Swine Fever, Australia fires, COVID-19 – food system resilience is at the core of Aleph Farms’ vision and the key to building a better future for generations that follow,” says Didier Toubia, Co-Founder and CEO of Aleph Farms.

“We have to rethink the way we use our natural resources, but our sustainability approach encompasses not only aggressive environmental goals. It also targets social, nutritional and economic objectives. We are identifying challenges and bottlenecks, engaging with experts and youth leaders, raising awareness and driving innovation across the entire value chain in order to accelerate the necessary global transition of our food system into the right direction.”

Aleph Farms was named as one of the: 20 Hottest Startups of 2019, 50 Hot Tech Companies Globally in 2019, and Top 10 Israeli inventions of the last 10 years.

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