Considered one of the most prominent and influential climate activists in the world, Leonardo DiCaprio has invested an undisclosed sum in the cultured meat startups Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms.
It was through his Twitter account that he broke the news, saying himself proud of support this initiative as part of your fight against climate change.
“Proud to be an investor in sustainability companies @mosa_meat and @AlephFarms. Transforming our food system is one of the most effective ways to combat the climate crisis”, It indicated in a post.
Both companies have demonstrated the ability to boost the development of meat directly from animal cells, presenting the first cultured burger by Mosa Meat in 2013 and the first steak and ribeye grown by Aleph Farms in 2018 and 2021 respectively.
DiCaprio is already an investor in the hamburger, sausage and meatball firm of vegetable origin, Beyond Meat.
In recent years, several startups have entered the field of cultured meat, which promises to produce animal proteins with less environmental impact than intensive agriculture.
It is estimated that the consumption world meat will grow between 40% and 70% by 2050, so cultured meat offers a solution to reduce negative impacts current industrial production of beef.
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