Press releases

Using the Growboxx® for food production for the youth in Coalfield Communities

Press message 19-09-2018

September 2018 – EPCAMR received a $50.000, two-year grand from Inquiring Systems, Inc. This money will help to start a project with the biodegradable Growboxx® plant cocoon. With the grand, boxes will be donated to local children, along with seeds, seedlings, soil amendments, and other necessary items to grow their own food.

Successfully growing lemon trees in combination with vegetables with the Growboxx®

Press message 14-08-2018

Award winning start-up Groasis can help end the world’s food problem

ENSENADA/MEXICO, AUGUST 14, 2018 – The devastating effects of drought are clearly visible to all. The Podesta family in Mexico are part of the 800 million rural families who rely on agriculture to make a living and feed themselves. During the recent years it has become increasingly difficult for them to grow enough fruit and vegetables. The revolutionary and sustainable Growboxx® plant cocoon offers a fruitful future for this family, and any other family on our planet, by allowing them to grow their own food using 90% less water and at 90% lower cost.

Growing sustainable fruits with higher sugar contents

Press message 13-06-2018

Saving 42 million US households from GMO

HEMET/CALIFORNIA – One of the ways to prevent your family from GMO food is to produce food yourself. Food gardening is currently gaining a lot of popularity throughout the United States. Mr. Bill McNeese from Hemet, California, has found a revolutionary method to grow tomatoes in his small garden in such large quantities that he even can be the winner of the Guinness Book of World Records for ‘’Most tomatoes from a single plant”.

"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


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.

National Icon of the Netherlands

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.

NCD Change Award 2014

Press message 15-12-2014

Groasis Growboxx® plant cocoon wins NCD ''Change Award 2014''

Driebergen, december 15, 2014 - On friday, december 12, 2014, the NCD (Dutch Association of Commissioners and Directors) handed out the ''Change Award 2014'' during the Change in Business Event. Groasis was one of the three nominees and won this ''Award of the Awards'' with the Groasis Growboxx plant cocoon®. According to the jury and the participants of the event, Groasis is a real ''Changer'' which shows that doing business with conciosness and positivism can go hand in hand with entrepreneurship.

Accenture Innovation Awards

Press message 17-11-2014

The Treesolution with the Groasis Growboxx plant cocoon® winner of the Accenture Innovation Awards 2014

Last Friday the 14th of November, Accenture announced the winners of the Innovation Awards 2014. The Treesolution with the Groasis Growboxx plant cocoon® – judged by a jury of the 12 biggest corporates of Holland - has won the prestigious overall Green Tulip Award in the final in Utrecht, and can call itself the most innovative green product of Holland! Groasis and its founder and inventor of the Growboxx plant cocoon®, Pieter Hoff, is very proud and thankful for this recognition.