MOUNT PLEASANT, Utah, July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green PolkaDot Box Incorporated (OTC:GPDB) "GPDB" or "Company" announced today it has commenced its crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo for the purpose of raising $250,000 or more to complete Phase I of its first Living Produce® Growing Center located in Spring City, Utah. The Company has investors and members who have committed up to $500,000 in matching funding for the Campaign.
The Campaign features a video entitled "Which 3 Billion People will Die, First?" that describes in detail how GPDB's Living Produce® is a solution to the GMO crisis that is growing in America and other parts of the world; it demonstrates why foods using GMO are not essential to feed starving populations around the world; and explains how GPDB's patent-pending growing technology and patented organic fertilizer solution can provide nutrient dense produce for the masses—without the use of GMO, toxic chemicals and pesticides—at a lower cost of production.
Promotional efforts to drive millions of consumers to see the video and participate in the crowd funding offering at Indiegogo are in place with GPDB's more than 1,200 affiliates along with numerous other influential organizations, including NaturalNews.com and TheStockProfiler.com to reach over 100,000,000 potential viewers. GPDB anticipates that the Campaign will also be able to attract new members while securing the crowd-funding goal of $250,000.
What is Living Produce®?
Superior Plant Nutrients: GPDB's proprietary and patent pending growing technology delivers the full spectrum of nutrients required for healthy, sustainable plant growth. Consumers are able to see and taste the difference and view the "specs" (the vitamin/mineral contents of each plant and their respective benefits in promoting a strong, healthy immune system.) GPDB will be the first grower to sell its produce "by spec" (specification), raising the bar for exceptional produce beyond the reach of its competitors.
Living Plants: In most cases, the produce to be offered by GPDB is alive, literally, when harvested and delivered the next day to the commercial customer's place of business. These plants can remain alive for 7-10 days before they begin to deteriorate and lose peak phytonutrient value.
Year-Round Production: GPDB's Living Produce will be grown in "closed" indoor, climate-controlled growing centers, enabling year-round production of favorite varieties and also rare species that are sometimes very hard to get.
Less Environmental Impact: Produce growth with vertical technology requires about only 10% of the land mass normally used for production with less than 95% of the water. But that's not all. With some varieties the growing cycle is only 30-days, meaning that GPDB can get up to 12 times the normal yield of traditionally grown plants. GPDB plans on using low energy cost geothermal heating and cooling systems to minimize environmental impact. Also, because the plants are living when shipped, minimal packaging is required.
Enhanced Food Safety: Because vertical growing can take place in "closed system" greenhouse facilities, GPDB can maintain a sterile growing and handling environment. Unlike with organically grown crops in outdoor environments, we can eliminate plant contamination from animal feces and urine, transfer of feces from human picking and handling, airborne pathogens, and downwind over spray of toxic chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides. Your food supply of fresh harvested produce will be safer than any other source of organic produce.
Organic Hydroponic Fertilizer for Living Produce®
In connection with Living Produce® the Company has developed a water-soluble compound of organic plant nutrients derived from naturally occurring deposits in the earth, including numerous biological species and mineral elements. This compound incorporates the patented, organic product SOLU-PLKS which acts as a functional bridge between minerals and biology to produce soluble nutrients, vitamins, enzymes and many other nutrient-rich compounds that are essential to the life and health of all living organisms. It also contains other major and secondary nutrients--including over 70 trace minerals and beneficial microorganisms--that enable full genetic expression in plants to form structural integrity and produce compounds and metabolites such as carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids (fats and oils). Thousands of secondary metabolites are also formed, fostering a unique, proprietary blend of organic-based components to promote optimal plant health with a comprehensive nutrient profile.
Phase I – Spring City, Utah
The Company has broken ground on Phase I or the "Proof of Concept" phase of a potential 40-acre hydroponic, vertical growing farm. This Living Produce™ Growing Center or "LPGC" site is located a few miles south of Mt. Pleasant, near Spring City, in the heart of Utah. Phase I plans for 7 greenhouse bays (400' x 31.5') including a one-bay processing facility, situated on approximately 2 acres to grow eleven or more super varieties of organic and non-genetically modified Living Produce™. These varieties include various assortments or types of tomatoes, cucumbers, squashes, peppers, lettuces, herbs, beans, peas and strawberries. GPDB management is confident that development of Phase I can be completed and in full harvest for sales within four months of funding.
Phase I is dedicated to grow and harvest a variety of fruits and vegetables—up to 6,000,000 pounds of produce, annually—for distribution to GPDB membership, commercial distributors and restaurants.
About Green PolkaDot Box
Green PolkaDot Box is America's premier online membership club for organic and non-GMO natural foods at wholesale pricing. The Company leverages proprietary technology and products with its dynamic, interactive website and member relationship management software to provide a unique shopping and membership experience. For more information on Green PolkaDot Box, please visit: www.greenpolkadotbox.com.
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