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Aleph Farms Commits to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2025

Sustainable food systems pioneer commits to net-zero emissions across its supply chain; leverages existing plans for pilot plant (BioFarm) to reach sustainability goals at scale.

Food production is responsible for over a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agricultural practices also have its share of environmental damage; posing a threat to the conservation of biodiversity in the global ecosystem.

In its news sustainability strategy, Aleph Farms aims 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 not only to cope with local and global supply chain disruptions that put food securities at risk, but also 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.

“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 way food systems across the world utilize the world’s finite resources wields a major influence on the direction in which climate change, food security, and socio-economic consequences will follow,” adds Lee Recht, PhD, Head of Sustainability at Aleph Farms. “We see the situation and the challenges through an ‘innovation lens’ that helps us understand the responsibility we share and the impact we have on the state of our world and our people.”

In its efforts to provide high-quality, safe and affordable nutrition to a growing world population, Aleph Farms is actively engaging in dialogue with key stakeholders to layout solutions to fundamental challenges that the agriculture industry is facing.

Aleph Farms has been recognised for its continuous efforts in developing efficient solutions for food security through the selection as one of the “ten most promising innovations of the year” for its positive impact on sustainability. The selection was by Netexplo Forum, in partnership with UNESCO.

Last fall, 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.

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. [APBN]