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Aleph Farms Makes History with the World’s First Regulatory Approval for Cultivated Beef

by Victor Adeyemi
  • Aleph Farms obtains a “no questions” letter from the Israel Ministry of Health that approves its cultivated beef steak sales. 
  • The approval confirms the safety of Aleph’s product, marking the world’s first regulatory approval for cell-based beef steaks. 
  • Aleph Cuts, the company’s product made from cattle cells, prioritises cultivated beef for its environmental impact and value over conventional cattle farming.

Aleph Farms, an Israeli food tech company, has made history by becoming the first in the world to receive regulatory approval for its cultivated beef. This groundbreaking achievement marks a significant milestone in the development of alternative protein sources and the future of food production.

Until now, food tech companies focused on cultivated chicken meat, with Upside Foods and Eat Just leading. However, the approval of Aleph’s product marks the world’s first regulatory approval for cell-based beef steaks. 

The approval was granted by the Israeli Ministry of Health, which has recognised Aleph Farms’ cultivated beef as safe for human consumption. This decision follows a rigorous review process that involved extensive testing and evaluation of the product’s safety, quality, and nutritional value.

Cultivated beef, also known as cell-based meat, is produced by taking a small sample of animal cells and growing them in a controlled environment. This method eliminates the need for raising and slaughtering animals. It also reduces the carbon emissions associated with traditional meat production.

Aleph Farms’ cultivated beef is grown using a unique technology called “Farm 3.0,” which allows for the production of high-quality, nutritious meat without the need for antibiotics or hormones. The company’s commitment to sustainability and animal welfare has been a driving force behind the development of this innovative product.

The regulatory approval of Aleph Farms’ cultivated beef is a significant step forward in the global effort to address the challenges posed by traditional meat production, such as environmental impact, animal welfare concerns, and health risks associated with antibiotic resistance.

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With this approval, Aleph Farms is positioned to become a leader in the rapidly growing alternative protein market, which is projected to grow from $1.2 billion in 2020 to $10.9 billion by 2025. 

As the world continues to grapple with the challenges posed by traditional meat production, innovations like those developed by Aleph Farms are a beacon of hope for a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

About Aleph Farms  


Aleph Farms is an Israeli company that creates new ways to grow meat using cells. They started in 2017 and have made many significant milestones, like the world’s first thin-cut beef steak in 2018 and the world’s first ribeye steak in 2021. They also make collagen. Their first product, the Petit Steak, is made from non-modified cow cells. Aleph Farms is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and has received awards for its efforts. 

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