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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Valcent Products (OTCBB: VCTZF) VertiCrop high density vertical growth system technology addresses water use Reports on Water footprint of Agriculture for World Water Day

Valcent Products (OTCBB: VCTZF) VertiCrop high density vertical growth system technology addresses water use
POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –March 18, 2010 and its water investor portal,, report on the virtual water footprint of agriculture as World Water Day, March 22 approaches.

The overall goal of the World Water Day on 22 March 2010 campaign is to raise the profile of water quality at the political level so that water quality considerations are made alongside those of water quantity. As issues of water quality and water scarcity are addressed; agriculture having one of the greatest impacts on the global water footprint is a primary topic of concern.

One company working at providing a partial solution is Valcent Products Inc. (OTCBB: VCTZF), with its VertiCrop high density vertical growth system technology. Chris Bradford, CEO of Valcent Products Inc noted “ World Water Day is becoming increasingly important in creating awareness of severe shortages of potable and useable water in most places in the world. In this regard, Valcent’s two core business plans to market both the Verticrop and Alphacrop is timely in that these high density vertical growing systems save up to 95% of the water used in a field crop to produce the same amount of vegetables. This sustainable water savings is becoming more critical in many drought areas which in turn has an impact on food security as well. “

According to Thomas M. Kostigen, author of "The Green Blue Book: The Simple Water-Savings Guide to Everything in Your Life", being released on World Water Day, March 22; “It takes about 123 gallons of water to grow a pound of oats, for example. So the virtual water count of this pound of oats is 123 gallons. Now, extend this to a slice of beef. Since cattle have to feed on oats or some other grain and obviously need to drink water themselves, their virtual water count is higher than that of what they chew. It also takes water to process their meat. The virtual water footprint of a pound of beef, therefore, is 1,500 gallons. When you understand that there's a virtual water count to producing everything -- a beer (20 gallons), a glass of wine (30 gallons), a cup of coffee (37 gallons), a cup of tea (5 gallons), a car (39,000 gallons), a bicycle (480 gallons) -- you can make water-smart choices.”

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Mrs. Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Water Security commenting on WATER PERSPECTIVES FROM DAVOS 2010 reports, “A major new exercise on a Vision for Agriculture attracted most of the world’s elite Food Production people; water was a frequently mentioned, together with (still nascent) ideas on how to support the efforts to use less water yet grow more food.”

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The reason this is such an urgent issue is explained at, “Global crop production requires more than 6 trillion cubic meters of water each year, with nearly a quarter of supplies flowing to rice paddies. Livestock production requires the most water resources in the food chain. One hamburger, for instance, needs 2,400 liters of water on average.”

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Anonymous said...

Time Magazine says Valcent's Vertical Farming Technology one of the Top 50 Best Innovations of 2009:

"I can't think of any technology that addresses more urgent issues than Valcent's vertical farming system", says RFK Jr

Reuters Video features Valcent's VertiCrop vertical farming system: