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Israel Has Officially Approved Cell Cultivated Meat

January 18, 2024
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Cell cultivated meat is officially coming soon to Israel.

What’s happening:

  • In a landmark decision, Israel has approved cell cultivated meat for human consumption for the first time ever
  • The approval was awarded to venture backed startup Aleph Farms, for their innovative cell cultured beef product

Why it matters:

  • Prior to the recent approval from Israel, only Singapore and the United States had ever granted regulatory approval for cell cultivated meat for human consumption
  • This new approval is further validation for cellular agriculture and cell cultivated meat as a whole and may help accelerate regulatory decision making across Europe and Asia

Going deeper:

  • Aleph Farms joins Eat Just and UPSIDE Foods as the only startups in the world to earn regulatory approval for their cell cultivated meat products
  • Aleph Farms has also applied for regulatory approval in Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States
  • An official kosher certification for their production facility in Israel is also being pursued by Aleph Farms

The intrigue:

  • Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is a strategic investor in Aleph Farms

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