Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio will invest in the Israeli start-up cultivated meat company "Alef Farms", the company announced today (Wednesday).
In addition, the Oscar winner will also invest in Mosa Meat, and will serve as a consultant and member of the boards of the advisory committees of the two companies.
"'Thousand Farms' and 'Mosa Meat' offer new ways to satisfy the world's growing meat demand, while solving important problems in the industrial meat production system," the actor said (starring films such as "The Man Who Was Born Again", "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "There Were Times in Hollywood"), which in recent years has become an activist in the field of climate crisis, among other things through a charity he has opened, which focuses on the problem of global warming, thanks to which more than $ 100 million has been donated to organizations working on the issue.
"I am very pleased to join the two companies as a consultant and investor, as they prepare to present their cultured meat to clients."
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According to the Mosa Meat website, global meat consumption is expected to increase by 40 to 70% by 2050 - and cultured meat, which is grown in the laboratory, may be a solution to the global hunger problem and global warming, to which industrialized meat production contributes greatly.
According to a recent independent study, the use of cultured meat is expected to lead to a drastic 92% decrease in climate change, manifested in a 93% decrease in air pollution, a 95% reduction in land use and 78% water in animal husbandry, from which meat is produced.
Of course the use of cultured meat also leads to a reduction in harm to animals.