In an endeavor to produce fresher, healthier and pesticide-free greens, SAP customer &ever revolutionizes the way of doing agriculture. We visited a fully digitalized indoor farm in Kuwait.
With Indoor Farming, &ever Is Revolutionizing the Food Chain
Does eating salad really contribute to a healthy lifestyle? Perhaps not when 5.6 billion pounds of pesticides are used worldwide to produce fresh greens. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), residues from those pesticides are linked to cancer and other serious health problems.
In an endeavor to help ensure citizens’ health, the vertical farming company &ever is committed to sustainably growing pesticides-free green products.
Vertical Farms: Future of Agriculture
Formerly Farmers Cut, &ever is a Hamburg-based farming company that cultivates high-quality plants indoors while saving on natural resources. The farms have a vertical structure and are easily scalable in form and size, which allows them to be run in any climate conditions anywhere around the globe.
For &ever, it is all about the freshness and nutritional value of the food. According to Mark Korzilius, founder and chief strategy officer of &ever, green leaves can lose most of their nutritional value after being washed in chlorine, chilled, packed, stored in warehouses over periods of time, and then sent on the road for transportation.
To solve that problem, &ever provides fresh products by using the so-called “harvest on demand” or “farm to fork” model, which leaves the roots intact even when the produce reaches the customer.
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In a hurry? Check out our podcast about &ever and the future of farming: https://anchor.fm/sap-news-network/episodes/Growing-Fresh-Greens-Fully-Digitalized-edpd1d
Listen to the podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0v1mbGwq2yxIuoRIT2Z7z9