Yes! Food trucking is an enormous source of pollution, oil consumption, and emissions. Air shipment is a similar story.
The length of the food supply chain means that we emit significant emissions during the process of getting food from farm to table, and agriculture today accounts for ~20% of global emissions, making it the second largest emitter worldwide.
Plenty’s unique growing system allows us to produce up to 350 times more produce per square foot than conventional farmland. And with farms located just a short drive from urban centers, our method slashes gasoline use and emissions.
Other environmental benefits include vastly reduced water usage and absolutely zero pesticides going into the soil, groundwater, and your food.
Also, because our produce is available for purchase typically on the same day its harvested, we also are able to reduce the detrimental effects of food waste by ensuring the highest levels of freshness and taste.