Unfold, Sustenir Partner to Create New Locally Grown Superfoods

Jun 01, 2022

Unfold, Sustenir Partner to Create New Locally Grown Superfoods

The partnership will produce vertical farm plant varieties with better nutritional value and provide a higher yield for Sustenir’s operations in key Asian markets

SINGAPORE; DAVIS, Calif., May 24, 2022Sustenir, a transformative indoor vertical farming leader, and Unfold, a company that combines leading seed genetics with crop growing and agronomic expertise to advance the vertical farming industry, today announced their collaboration to create new locally grown superfoods for supermarkets in key Asian markets. Through the partnership, Sustenir and Unfold extensively share data to accelerate the selection of high-performing plant varieties for vertical farms that have better nutritional value and that provide a higher yield.

“To provide superfoods to supercities at scale, Sustenir needs a strong seed partner, one we could deeply collaborate and innovate with. Unfold, the industry’s seed genetics leader in vertical farming, was the obvious choice,” said Jack Moy, CEO of Sustenir. “As part of Unfold’s Innovation Partner Program, access to their portfolio will allow us to improve the food quality we provide to our consumers and the output of our farms so that we can meet Singapore’s growing demand for local produce as part of its 30 by 30 goals.”

Unfold and Sustenir’s work will create innovation and solutions that will help urban consumers in Asia live better with better greens. This partnership is part of Unfold’s Innovation Partner Program, which provides vertical farm leaders with access to Unfold’s leading plant biology expertise, digital tools and germplasm. Through industry collaborations, Unfold works to address the challenges vertical farm operators face today, such as the high cost to yield, while unlocking new sources of value and new crop varieties.

“Through the partnership’s data-driven and highly collaborative approach, Sustenir will provide healthier produce to urban areas. I am honored that Unfold can play a role in the company’s vision to nourish people and planet,” said David Nothmann, Chief Operating Officer of Unfold. “I hope we’ll inspire others who see our collaboration to partner deeply, as only by working together will this industry unlock new innovations and reach its full potential.”

Sustenir has already begun trialing numerous plant varieties from Unfold.

To learn more about Unfold’s Innovation Partner Program please visit https://unfold.ag/partner-program or watch the conversation between Jack and David on Unfold's YouTube channel.

About Unfold

Unfold is accelerating the “seed to table” capabilities of vertical farming with an integrated offering of superior seeds, digital services, and agronomic insight. Based in Davis, California, Unfold’s mission is to create a world where the freshest, most nutritious, and most delicious produce is available to every person on the planet. For additional information about Unfold or to hear about potential career opportunities, please visit our website at https://unfold.ag/.

About Sustenir

Sustenir grows 100% clean superfoods. The company's delicious, highly nutritious leafy greens are grown all-year round regardless of climate, free of pesticides and external pollutants. Sustenir's vision is to nourish people and planet, one leaf at a time. By building smart vertical farms at the heart of demand in urban populations, they aim to minimise carbon footprint whilst maximising impact in local communities.

Press Contact - Unfold

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Press Contact - Sustenir

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