There are over 7.4 billion people living in the world today. What does it take to feed all those people? Rumors of food shortages occurring in 2023 have been surfacing and we all want to know what the future holds: Will we run out of food?
Plenty is a startup company with offices in the San Francisco Bay area and Laramie, Wyoming. Essentially, Plenty is an indoor farming company that vows to grow produce without pesticides or herbicides and non-GMO. Also, their plants are vertically grown, which means saving space and using less land for farming.
Everyone deserves food that’s healthy, crave-able, and clean for you and the planet.
Plenty wants to bring plenty of fruits and vegetables to everyone worldwide. This year, Plenty will have a 100,000 square foot facility built in Kent, WA to farm their affordable, organic produce. This facility will use LED lighting, micro-sensor technology, climate control technology, and big data processing in order to grow delicious fruits and veggies.
Why should you care about fresh produce? Well … if it’s not fresh:
- Nutrient value can be lost
- Produce can release water vapor by using its energy, resulting in lost flavor
- Food storage can become an issue for big grocers, meaning that food can be stored for a year or more before actually making it to the shelves by using chemical processes including artificial ripening
“Mmmm, chemicals,” said no one ever. I don’t know about you, but I like my fruits and veggies as fresh as possible. Plenty also steers clear of synthetic fertilizers.
We strive to grow the best tasting, most nutritious produce possible.
Plenty also uses 99% less water consumption than traditional farming methods, and of course, way less land since everything is grown upwards! Plus, since the industrial world continues to grow, there will be much less land to farm on in the coming years (yet another problem that Plenty addresses).
Did you know that produce is at a higher cost and has a lower nutrient value than produce grown decades ago? The average price for a pound of tomatoes is $2.24. That’s just for the tomatoes, folks. Do you know how much a pack of tomato seeds costs? $1.59 at Lowes. The reason for nutrient decline has been attributed to modern agriculture techniques that derive the soil of nutrients.
Indoor farms not only create jobs, they can also bring economic revitalization to towns and cities by making it possible for residents to live a healthier lifestyle. Plenty’s farms are located in the heart of the communities they serve and employ local talent in every location which results in truly homegrown produce and productivity.
Plenty wants to build a farm network and serve communities worldwide. They are passionate about produce being grown close to local stores, and in fact, want to place their indoor farms in every major city. Fresh produce guaranteed at your local store? Yes, please!
Some of their investors include SoftBank, Innovation Endeavors, Finistere Ventures, and others. They have been featured on CNN, Vox, and Bloomberg. Also, PBS has an article on their website mentioning Plenty and their ability to possibly address the future food shortage issue.
Join the movement to bring everyone healthier, fresher produce in a way that’s better for our planet.
Plenty is also hiring for many different positions in their San Francisco Bay location, as well as Wyoming. Or, if you want to be a part of the actual farming, they are hiring in Kent, WA at their new indoor farm location! See their website, www.plenty.ag for details. Or, if you want to stay behind the scenes and watch what Plenty is doing, look out for their product launches or events, then just put in your email address on their website!
Still skeptical about Plenty? Check out the German startup company, neoFarms! They are a startup that grows fruits and vegetables with the same technology that NASA uses, and you can grow it straight from your home! That means you will definitely know where your fruits and veggies are coming from and won’t have to worry about how fresh they are! To learn more, click here.
Image credit: Pexels