but their large scale production is at risk
"What has been most ignored is the need to also radically transform industrial food systems."
"Global food demand will increase at least between 30 - 62%, with up to 30% of the population at risk of hunger."
"Intensive agricultural practices places demand on approximately 70% of global freshwater."
"The adoption of healthy diets is projected to lead to a reduction of up to 97 percent in direct and indirect health costs in 2030."
"The only way to feed the worlds population sustainably is to increase our fruit and vegetable intake to 50% of our diet."
"if everyone became vegetarian by 2050 foodrelated emissions would drop by about 60%."
"We must change our diet. The planet can’t support billions of meat-eaters."
"The problem is that gas prices are incredibly high, they’ve gone from 15 to 20 cents a cubic metre to € 1,60. That’s too much to grow tomatoes."
"It is impossible with these gas prices to produce an affordable product."
Gentle Green was established to solve a burning issue in food safety. Vegetable and fruit are the key to ensuring food safety world-wide. Yet current high-volume production platforms are unable to produce them in a future-proof and profitable way*.
*vertical farms are not a high-volume production platform
A breakthrough had to be made, urgently. Gentle Green combined experts and solutions from various industries to create a disruptive climate, energy, water and air system for greenhouses that is fully future-proof.
• water scarcity
• scarcity of additional arable land
• dependence on weather, limited process control
• threat of pests and diseases
• impact of climate change
• limited window for harvesting
• limited range of crops
• fossil fuel consumption leads to high heating cost
• insufficient control over temperature, humidity
and homogeneity in many climates zones/seasons
• severe energy and water waste
• CO2-loss, limited ppm control, polluting emissions
• ingress of viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen