- In 2021, a staggering 45 million people were at emergency levels of acute hunger
- Providing access to food, sustainable food systems are key to WFP’s vision of eradicating food insecurity and malnutrition
- GrowPods create an optimum controlled environment for growing a wide range of crops in a variety of environments and climates
With hunger on the rise again, companies and communities are working together to find realistic solutions. The world’s largest humanitarian organization, the World Food Programme (“WFP”), has identified access to food and sustainable food systems as two of eight key targets in its vision to eradicate food insecurity and malnutrition (https://cnw.fm/ZcoK6). Advanced Container Technologies (OTC: ACTX), the exclusive U.S. distributor of GrowPods, environmentally controlled micro-farms that allow cultivation of ultra-clean crops all year long, believes its products may be part of that solution.
“The world today is more complex and volatile than it was five years ago,” declares WFP in its 2022–2025 strategic plan. “Hunger has been on the rise since 2014. The situation deteriorated drastically in 2020, with up to 811 million people classified as chronically hungry. Across the countries where WFP operates, an estimated 283 million people needed urgent food assistance in 2021. A staggering 45 million were at emergency levels of acute hunger and more than half a million faced famine-like conditions.”
The organization’s “vision for 2030” calls for the world to eradicate food insecurity and malnutrition and for national and global actors to partner together to achieve several goals including providing access to food and sustainable food systems (https://cnw.fm/fgZWf). According to WFP, turning the tide against hunger includes, in part, “sustainable consumption and production to reduce food loss and waste.
ACTX’s GrowPods appear ideally aligned to these essential initiatives. Modular, stackable and mobile vertical growing environments, these game-changing micro-farms are designed to maximize yield and automation. Made from fully insulated, food-grade shipping containers, GrowPods have been modified to create an optimum controlled environment for growing a wide range of horticultural and agricultural products in a variety of environments and climates.
“In a world of plenty, where enough food is produced to feed everyone on the planet, hunger should be a thing of the past,” WFP declares. “However, conflict, climate change, disasters, inequality and — most recently — the COVID-19 pandemic mean one in nine people globally is still going to bed hungry and famine looms for millions.”
ACTX is pleased to join the efforts to make food sustainability both a priority and a reality by offering a way to produce multiple high-yield harvests every year with no pesticides and using fewer resources (https://cnw.fm/OnS39).
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.AdvancedContainerTechnologies.com.
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