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Amazon introduces Hippo Harvest’s first leafy greens line, grown with 92% less water

Amazon writes about Hippo Harvest, a startup that is reducing agriculture’s carbon footprint.

The C3 Take
  • Hippo Harvest is a startup backed by the Amazon Climate Fund that grows greens with 92% less water and 55% less fertilizer than conventional produce.
  • Hippo Harvest grows its produce in repurposed greenhouses and uses a closed-loop, direct-to-root fertilizer system with AI learning to improve efficiency.
  • By needing less land, Hippo Harvest is able to grow closer to consumers which reduces emissions from transportation.

“Conventional produce grown in fields across the U.S. is often transported an average of 1,500 miles before it reaches the consumer. Hippo Harvest’s greenhouses don’t require farmland and are climate-controlled, so they can be located closer to consumers—even in low-water environments or areas with limited agricultural space, like metropolitan areas. Growing produce close to consumers increases its shelf life and reduces carbon emissions by eliminating the need to transport the product over longer distances.”

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