Israel's Aleph Farms Ltd has announced a 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
Amid the COVID-19 health crisis, Aleph Farms consolidates its approach for food system resilience aiming to cope up with local and global supply chain disruptions that put food securities at risk and promote natural ecosystem preservation and reduce friction points with wild animals. The company prepares for active pilot-plant (BioFarm) operations next year to achieve sustainable development goals.
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It is calculated that food production is responsible for over a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture uses half of the world’s habitable land and 70 per cent of the freshwater withdrawals. In addition, 94 per cent of mammal biomass (excluding humans) is livestock. 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.
Aleph Farms is 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, such as eroding revenues and increased retirement rate in developed countries.
The company outlined a series of efforts and achievements it will leverage to reach its goals:
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.
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.
Aleph Farms was the first to produce meat on the International Space Station without dependency on local natural resources and without slaughtering animals, with 3D Bioprinting Solutions. Aleph’s innovation has been selected by Netexplo Forum, in partnership with UNESCO, as one of the “ten most promising innovations of the year” in terms of its positive impact and sustainable development.
“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,” said Didier Toubia, co-founder and CEO of Aleph Farms.