than field farms
than vertical farms
than non-local farms
than field farms
Estimates derived from internal data and sources available from scientific literature. Life cycle assessment in development.
Agriculture is the second-leading source of CO₂ emissions, and its negative impacts increase as we increase the amount of farming. 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, and our soil.
of fresh fruits & vegetables
are wasted before they reach a consumer
of annual GHG emissions
are caused by wasted fresh produce
of all the world’s fresh water
is used by agriculture
Every time our fresh produce is purchased, the impact goes beyond the plate it’s served on. Every plant we’ve grown to date has used fewer resources than traditional methods while maintaining truly exceptional quality and flavor. 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 of more sustainable food production is bigger than just Iron Ox: the even bigger potential is to inspire the entire agriculture system to become carbon neutral, and one day, carbon negative. 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 stabilize the effects food production have on our climate. 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.
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.
Food production is the second-largest emitter of CO₂ emissions. At Iron Ox, our goal is to make it net neutral.
Seem like a worthy pursuit?
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