Alternative meat company Aleph Farms going carbon-neutral by 2025

ISRAEL – Aleph Farms, an Israeli cultured meat company, has announced its new sustainability strategy: 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 has pioneered a revolutionary technology that enables cultivation of real meat without exerting pressure on animals or the environment as part of its mission to provide sustainable food security on the planet.

The company recently announced that it had successfully carried out a trial on cell-grown meat in the space in collaboration with international partners including US-based companies; Meal Source Technologies and Finless Foods, and Russian tech company 3D Bioprinting Solutions.

Amid the COVID-19 health crisis, Aleph Farms has now consolidated its approach for food system resilience to cope with local and global supply chain disruptions that put food securities at risk.

“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.” 

The company said that these are also part of its efforts to promote natural ecosystem preservation and reduce friction points with wild animals.

As it prepares for active pilot-plant (BioFarm) operations next year, the company has set the bar higher for its sustainable development goals. 

According to the company’s estimates, food production is responsible for over a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, with agriculture using half of the world’s habitable land and 70% of the freshwater withdrawals.

In addition, Aleph Farms notes that 94% of mammal biomass (excluding humans) is livestock: outweighing wild mammals by a factor of 15-to-1 while posing a threat to the conservation of biodiversity in a global ecosystem.

Aleph Farms’ 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.

Striving to nourish the world and provide unconditional access to quality, safe and affordable nutrition to a growing population, Aleph Farms says that 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.

The company maintains that establishment of a new category of meat products will actively support the capacity of current and future generations as partners across the supply chain work jointly towards a carbon-neutral system.

The company outlined a series of efforts and achievements it will leverage to reach its goals to include a Sustainable Advisory Board and a dialogue platform that engages Generation Z leaders in the vision development for future generations, a Z-Board.

Aleph Farms is collaborating global engineering and construction company, Black & Veatch to build a resilient, compliant, and sustainable infrastructure for large-scale production with foundational principles of circular economy and renewable energy.

As part of raising awareness to the impact of many small viral changes in the ways we manage our lives on the world around us, earlier in March the company has started powering an initiative called #MyViralChange.

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