According to an announcement on Wednesday, actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio lately invested an unknown quantity in Israeli different meat startup Aleph Farms, a maker of cultivated meat that grows steaks from modified cattle cells.
In July, the funding was made part of Aleph Farms’ $105 million Series B funding spherical.
The film star additionally backed Netherlands-based alt-meat startup Mosa Meat in response to the announcement. The Dutch firm unveiled the primary cultured hamburger in 2013 and lately introduced an $85 million funding spherical.
Aleph Farms, in the meantime, rolled out the primarily cultivated steak in 2018 and a cultivated ribeye lower earlier this yr.
DiCaprio can be becoming a member of each startup as an advisor in response to the assertion.
The actor has lengthy championed environmentalism together with his eco-focused Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, giving out $100 million in grants for the whole lot from lion restoration and mangrove restoration to the protection of indigenous rights and higher entry to reasonably priced photo voltaic vitality.
In 2019, he joined billionaire buyers and philanthropists to create a brand new nonprofit, Earth Alliance, charged with tackling local weather change and the lack of biodiversity.