Donnerstag, 15. April 2021

Global Industry: Aleph Farms leaves no stone unturned

Bremerhaven. (bm) Plant-based meat and «real» meat cultivated in bioreactors: Both substitutes will play an important role in the future in steering the still increasing meat consumption in a sustainable direction. In the race to win customers’ favor, plant-based meat is currently ahead. This is because research is less costly and more advanced than for the «real» alternative from the bioreactor. On the other hand, we have seen the first successful examples from Singapore and especially Israel, which give us an inkling that the segment of global (conventional) meat exporters will be shaken up again in the future – unconventionally.

Israel also wants to be among the leading meat exporters. For this, it does not need endless lush meadows, which it does not have anyway. It «only» needs the necessary techniques and technology to breed beef, pork, poultry and fish in bioreactors in an environmentally friendly way that meets demand. Cultivated meat will only be price-competitive in a few years. But Israel’s Aleph Farms is already establishing close trade contacts with East Asia and South America. To Japan, because meat is traditionally expensive there and it makes no difference whether the Kobe beef comes from the barn or the reactor. To Brazil, because the country is one of the largest exporters of conventional meat and the environmental impact is high.

Clearly, Brazil wants to remain one of the largest exporters – but without the destructive impact on the environment. Aleph Farms will help the global BRF Group balance the two. Other regions of the world will also soon be working with the «BioFarms» developed in Israel. This is because, in addition to the Strauss Group (Israel), innovative corporations such as Cargill Company (USA) and Swiss Migros Group have supported Aleph Farms’ research from the very beginning. Other topics of the week: