LAS VEGAS, April 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTC:GRYN). According to the United Nations Population Division (2009), the world population will increase from about 6.9 billion in 2010 to 9.2 billion in 2050, or an addition of approximately 2.3 billion more people to feed. The percentage of urban population will likewise increase from 50.46% in 2010 to 68.70% in 2050. Currently, the rate of the planet’s population growth per year is about 80 million. Given these statistics, we will inevitably approach the limit of the Earth’s growth capacity required to feed the population. (FAOSTAT, 2010)
Vertical farming offers a practical solution to the global food crisis, bringing more food into the world while requiring very little additional land. Its benefits include:
MINIMUM INPUT/MAXIMUM OUTPUT - Vertical Farming is a revolutionary approach to producing high quantities of nutritious and quality fresh food all year round, without relying on skilled labour, favourable weather, high soil fertility or high water usage.
PREDICTABLE CROP CYCLES AND VOLUME - Vertical farming growing cycles are consistent and reliable, allowing commercial growers to confidently commit to delivery schedules and supply contracts. In a well-managed vertical farm there are no such things as 'seasonal crops’.
MINIMIZED RUNNING COSTS - Production overhead is kept as low as possible through re-capturing energy and re-using water. The use of high efficiency LED lighting technology ensures minimum power usage for maximum plant growth. The potential for use of green energy and the elimination of fossil fuel powered tractors, irrigation pumps and other horticultural equipment; vertical farming can be structured as carbon emissions competitive.
LOW WATER USAGE - Being a totally closed growing system with controlled transpiration losses, most vertical farms use only around 10% of the water required for traditional open field farming. Water from transpiration is harvested and re-used and spent nutrient water is also processed for re-use.
REDUCED WASHING & PROCESSING – The controlled growing environments provide for the elimination of the need for foliar sprays, pesticides and herbicides in cropping systems. This results in produce that does not require holding times or expensive and product damaging washing or post-harvest processing.
REDUCED TRANSPORTATION COSTS AND TIME – Strategic positioning of facilities close to the point of sale or in distribution hubs dramatically decreases the time from harvest to consumer and also reduces costs for refrigerated storage and transport.
INCREASED GROWING AREA - For the same floor area, the vertical farming multi-level designs provide much more growing area than single level hydroponic or greenhouse systems. Compact designs enable cost-effective farming installations in industrial estates, urban warehouses and other low cost and typically under-utilised environments not previously associated with high-quality, high-margin agricultural activities.
MAXIMUM CROP YIELD - Irrespective of external conditions, vertical farms can reliably provide more crop rotations per year than open field agriculture and other farming practices. Crop cycles are also faster due to the system's controlled temperature, humidity, optimization of daylight hours and the use of organic plant nutrients.
Green Hygienics is currently positioning to become one of the world leaders in the Vertical Farming Industry.
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Source:Green Hygienics Holdings Inc.