Iron Ox designed our farming system to become net-zero and scalable

Redesigning Agriculture

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Iron Ox has joined the UNFCCC's Race to Zero, a net-zero pledge to set the clock back on climate change across nations, states, businesses, and investors. Check back towards the end of this year for when we release our Net-Zero roadmap!

The Size of the Problem

The Size of the Problem

Agriculture is the second-leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, and the industry’s environmental impacts increase as we increase crop production to feed more people.  With a global population projected to reach 10 billion by 2050, the problem grows as fast as we do, impacting our climate, our water supply, our health, and our soil.

1 Billion Pounds

of pesticides

are sprayed every year

1.19 Gigatons

of annual GHG emissions

are caused by wasted fresh produce

70%

of all the world’s fresh water

is used by agriculture

Our Impact

Every time our fresh produce is purchased, the impact goes beyond the plate on which it’s served. Every plant we’ve grown to date is part of a farm and technology system built to help the food sector fight climate change and help crops adapt to a changing climate too. What’s more, everything we’ve grown has provided data that feeds back into our system to help the next crop be even better.

 

The Potential

The potential of more sustainable food production is bigger than just Iron Ox: the even bigger potential is to inspire the entire agriculture system to become net-zero, and one day, climate positive. It will require changes to many things, but it’s clear that there’s no reason it should require anyone to give up delicious, fresh produce.

We urgently need to transform how we produce more food for more people, because the future of our climate, and of food security is at risk. We understand that it’s going to require massive advances in sustainable agriculture to get it done, and those leaps can’t come at the expense of taste, nutrition, or accessibility.

What will it take?

What will it take?

This is the beginning. Over the coming years, our approach and technology will scale to reach hundreds of millions of people. Each new greenhouse will represent meaningful reductions in emissions, and fresher, better produce that can be delivered to the communities nearby. This will require a lot of greenhouses, but we can’t let that stop us. Our only concern is simply the shrinking number of years we have to do it.

IRON OX SUSTAINABILITY

Food production is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. At Iron Ox, our goal is to make it net-zero.

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