Cultivation of leafy crops in end-packaging

The cultivation of crops has been around since the beginning of humanity with many technological breakthroughs along the way. We have automated processes, we have found ways to protect crops from insects and bacteria and we have developed facilities to feed whole communities by one farmer. But what is the next step? What is the next great invention to make the cultivation of crops even more efficient, more sustainable and safer for both consumers and the environment?

The answer can be found in vertical farming, combined with the latest technology in product packaging: ViVi Verte. The first 'look, no hands!' lettuce in the world!

The importance of controlled production

The ViVi Verte system finds its origin in the Plant Tissue Culture where controlling risks and hygiene are the main principles. The system works with multilayer LED light for vegetable cultivation. The packaging of the product forms the 'beating heart' of the system. The plant grows in its end packaging straight from the start. The packaging is completely clean and provides a micro system where humidity, carbon dioxide, temperature, light intensity and nutrition are fully controlled. From start to finish the product remains in the packaging, which is a sterile mini-greenhouse itself. All these factors ensure an extremely safe and clean product.

The new way of growing crops

The cultivation of crops has been around since the beginning of humanity with many technological breakthroughs along the way. We have automated processes, we have found ways to protect crops from insects and bacteria and we have developed facilities to feed whole communities by one farmer. But what is the next step? What is the next great invention to make the cultivation of crops even more efficient, more sustainable and safer for both consumers and the environment?

The answer can be found in vertical farming, combined with the latest technology in product packaging: ViVi Verte. The first 'look, no hands!' lettuce in the world!

The importance of controlled production

The ViVi Verte system finds its origin in the Plant Tissue Culture where controlling risks and hygiene are the main principles. The system works with multilayer LED light for vegetable cultivation. The packaging of the product forms the 'beating heart' of the system. The plant grows in its end packaging straight from the start. The packaging is completely clean and provides a micro system where humidity, carbon dioxide, temperature, light intensity and nutrition are fully controlled. From start to finish the product remains in the packaging, which is a sterile mini-greenhouse itself. All these factors ensure an extremely safe and clean product.

Vertical farming

The ViVi plants are grown in the highly specialized ViCabin: a controlled environment of vertical cultivation with LED light. Multi layer cultivation with LED light panels makes it possible to save costs on the number of plants per square meter. The plants can be cultivated in vertical layers, which have less than one foot distance between each other.

During production no one needs to touch the product. From start to finish, the product remains in its packaging. It is not even necessary to have an extended expertise in cultivating plants. The ViCabin does not depend on environmental factors either, so you basically are able to produce anywhere on the globe. Draughts, floods or other natural disasters are no threat to the growth of the plants. The simplicity of this production method is an enormous benefit.

Minimal use of water

The amount of water needed to grow crops in greenhouses or in the field is a worldwide concern these days. There is no system in the world which uses as little water as ViVi Verte. In comparison, the amount of water needed to grow one plant in a greenhouse is about 70 liters. Grown on hydroponics a plant will need 7 liter before it can be harvested. With ViVi Verte the plant is provided with the exact amount of water it needs, which is just half a liter per plant.

Minimal waste of food

The plant is not harvested at all when grown in a ViVi Verte package. It stays alive and crop growth continues in the store. A shelf life of at least two weeks is the remarkable result. Because of these massive improvements, ViVi supports waste reduction in the food Industry.

Food safety

The ability to guarantee food safety is a great feature anywhere in the world. Since the packaging is sterile, there won't be any algae, fungi, insects or bacteria around the plants. As a result of the closed
packaging, pesticides are completely redundant. So much so, that the product is 'ready to eat' when you unpack. Sounds good right?

A sneak peek into the future

The ViVi Verte system is suitable for many different types of crops. We are continuously investing in R&D, because the opportunities the ViVi system provides for growers are endless. Our mission is to improve the entire supply chain of crop cultivation all over the world. When placed directly or near retailers transport and storage can be cut out of the supply chain, improving the environment with great measure.

Food safety

The ability to guarantee food safety is a great feature anywhere in the world. Since the packaging is sterile, there won't be any algae, fungi, insects or bacteria around the plants. As a result of the closed
packaging, pesticides are completely redundant. So much so, that the product is 'ready to eat' when you unpack. Sounds good right?

A sneak peek into the future

The ViVi Verte system is suitable for many different types of crops. We are continuously investing in R&D, because the opportunities the ViVi system provides for growers are endless. Our mission is to improve the entire supply chain of crop cultivation all over the world. When placed directly or near retailers transport and storage can be cut out of the supply chain, improving the environment with great measure.

Curious to find out more? Check out the video below or download the ViVi Verte brochure here.

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    Phone: +31 (0) 78 673 9898

    Email: d.mansveld@viscon.eu

    Get in touch

    Contact our specialist Daan Mansveld directly.

    Phone: +31 (0) 78 673 9898

    Email: d.mansveld@viscon.eu

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