Press releases

"Most tomatoes from one single plant"

Press message 23-05-2018

A new Guinness World Record that will feed the world?

HEMET/CALIFORNIA - With the current World Guinness Record record of 1,355 tomatoes from one plant, a whole community can be fed. Mr. Bill McNeese from Hemet, California, takes it one step further. In 2017 he challenged a tomato plant that he has been maintaining in his small garden, to the extreme. 

Moonshot solution identified to end hunger

Press message 20-11-2017

GROASIS LAUNCHES FIRST PROJECT FOR WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME IN COLOMBIA TO REACH “ZERO HUNGER BY 2030”

DAVOS/BOGOTA/STEENBERGEN – Groasis is launching a pilot project in Colombia and implementing a radical innovation – the Growboxx® plant cocoon. Groasis is part of the first cohort of start-ups to receive support through the UN’s World Food Programme’s Innovation Accelerator. This was reached after a competition with more than 100 start-ups who applied to the Global Impact Challenge, a joint call for innovations by Singularity University and the UN World Food Programme for “Zero hunger by 2030”. The competition sought bold new ideas for quickly providing access to nutritious food for people living in hard to reach, eroded and disaster struck areas.

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Press message 28-09-2016

Dutch National Icon* finalist Groasis is going to save 700.000 residents in Mexicali from future sandstorms

The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology is going to change the lives of the residents of Mexicali, the capital of Baja California in Mexico. The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology will be used to plant a 180 kilometres long section of trees, in collaboration with the Mexican State and Legado Verde, to shield the residents from the fierce sandstorms that frequent the area. Legado Verde is a Mexican company working with the latest methods of infrastructural landscaping projects of reforestation, city greening, airport plantations and along highways and streets, without using drip irrigation.