Leonardo DiCaprio to Help Reshape Global Food System by Investing in Cultivated Meat

Didier Toubia, Co-Founder and CEO of Israel-based Aleph Farms said: “As a committed environmentalist, we welcome Leonardo DiCaprio to our advisory board and family of top tier investors. Our team is committed to improving the sustainability of our global food systems and we’re thrilled to have Leo share in our vision.” 

Aleph Farms grows beef steaks, from non-genetically engineered cells isolated from a living cow, without harming animals and with a significantly reduced impact to the environment. Aleph Farms released the world’s first cultivated steak in December 2018 and the world’s first cultivated ribeye steak in 2021.

“Leonardo DiCaprio’s work to bring about positive change is closely aligned with our mission at Mosa Meat,” added Maarten Bosch, CEO of Mosa Meat, which is headquartered in The Netherlands. “We are thrilled to bring him on board as advisor and investor and work together to feed current and future generations sustainably.” 

Founders of Mosa Meat introduced the world’s first cultivated beef hamburger in 2013 by also growing it directly from cow cells. Bolstered by $96 million in funding to date, Mosa Meat is now set to scale up production of its cultured beef. 

“One of the most impactful ways to combat the climate crisis is to fundamentally reshape our global food system,” remarked DiCaprio. “Mosa Meat pioneered a cleaner, kinder way of making real beef with the world’s first cultivated beef burger in 2013. I’m honored to join them as advisor and investor as they now prepare to bring cultivated beef to market for all those who crave change.” 

DiCaprio is also an investor and advocate for plant-based company Beyond Meat. In his continued efforts to fight climate change, he urged his 37 million social media followers back in March to replace meat with vegan burgers at least once a week.