Seed pelleting helps combat food insecurity
Autumn 2022 saw the harvesting of around 15,000 pounds of Romaine lettuce destined for the food banks of Northeast USA. All grown from seeds pelleted by Incotec. This seed coating was a pilot trial to see how the Incotec technology can positively impact the operations of not-for-profit organization, ‘America’s Grow-a-Row’ (AGAR).
America’s Grow-a-Row is a charity based in New Jersey that donates 10 million servings of farm fresh produce annually to food banks, soup kitchens, and food pantries across Northeast USA. The charity has been awarded a grant of 50,000 pounds from the Croda Foundation – an independent charitable company set up by Incotec's parent company Croda. With Croda Foundation support, this project is acquiring seeds, and pelleting technology and know-how provided by Incotec increases yields to provide even more food for those facing food insecurity.
Read more about this project on the Croda Foundation Website.