Feeding the world today and tomorrow
A critical challenge for the modern age
Feeding people in today’s modern world is a challenge. The world’s available arable farm land is rapidly diminishing. Available water for irrigating farms and ranches is also declining. The world’s population is rapidly growing. These issues compound upon each other, affecting our ability to feed today’s world’s population of 7.5 billion people. To further the issues, much of today’s population does not have access to fresh food and that is projected to worsen over the next 30 years when the world’s population is expected to reach 9.5 billion. Not only will access to fresh, healthy food be an issue for billions of people but food costs are estimated to rise 3 to 5 times compared to current prices. In order to feed the world in 2050, we will need to increase the 4.48 billion acres currently needed to produce food today by an additional 2.1 billion acres – roughly the size of Brazil. This additional acreage will not be available in 2050 if traditional farming practices are all we look to use. These issues are critical challenges we must begin to address now, in part because the issues that we face in the future are already issues we face today.
There's an immediate need for better methods, practices and systems to meet the current and future food supply needs. These methods can reduce and improve the environmental impact of farming and other urban industries. Current farming practices have several adverse impacts to the ecology: wasteful use of freshwater, high use of fossils fuels, contamination of the soil and water table, as well as food borne illness and disease which will add to the degrading environmental condition.
One of the great movements in agriculture has been the advent of locally sourced, sustainable food production. It has spawned urban gardens in distressed areas of many cities. Farm to table has educated people about the personal and environment benefits to eating locally sourced food and encouraged and challenged grocery stores to stock local products and restaurants to incorporate seasonality to the menus. And these concepts are growing beyond a movement; they are becoming the new normal of food. However, more needs to be done to get fresh food to people year round, not only in places that can afford fresh food, but in places where there is limited access to fresh food, at all times of the year. One solution to the problems we face is controlled, self-contained greenhouses using hydroponic growing methods. These indoor farms can fill current and future food needs, as well as reduce the adverse environmental impacts and current challenges of traditional farming methods.
And that's where Infinite Harvest comes in
As an indoor vertical farm, Infinite Harvest is one viable answer to the growing need for more sustainable and environmentally sound methods of producing food for the world's population. Headquartered in the Denver, Colorado metro area, we are working towards a vision of developing hydroponic vegetable farming as a sustainable source of affordable natural food for people throughout the world. At Infinite Harvest, we understand the agricultural and food production issues that are occurring at a rapid rate within our world, and we are addressing these issues with the best technology, ideas and people possible.
In our 5,400 square foot indoor vertical farm we can grow the same amount of food as a 2-acre farm, every month of the year. And while traditional farms production is dependent on seasonality, an indoor farm grows food year round. Through our technologically advanced integrated system we are able to control every aspect of our plant’s growing cycle to produce the highest quality, best tasting crops with every harvest. Our system helps to maximize energy and water efficiencies while reducing waste through recycling, composting and regeneration of materials used. Our plants start from non-GMO seeds and we don’t use herbicides or pesticides. By combining this type of advanced technology with the hydroponic indoor farming, Infinite Harvest can grow food nearly anywhere in the world to feed people with little access to fresh food and do so with little adverse environmental impact.
We have a passion to fix these issues and through our efforts of providing urban, rural and remote communities with the ability to produce sustainable and healthy food.
Infinite Harvest's Mission
Improving the way local produce is grown worldwide for a sustainable future through innovation and advanced technology
We need a more efficient and healthy way to grow our food. Vertical farming is one of the ways leading the food production revolution. That’s evolution.
Access to local fresh food, year round fulfills the last major part of communities having their three basic needs met; air, water and healthy food. We are working on making that a reality.