Puerto Rico Food Crisis
Market Supply and Demand
- Over 80% of fresh produce is imported
- Only 37% of farms in Puerto Rico have been restored since Hurricane Maria as of December 2018
- Over-inflated prices due to import fees and taxes
- Food often travels over 1,500 miles
- Food is depleted of nutrient value and is poor quality, tasteless or rotten.
“The first wealth is health.” ~Emerson
- Locally Grown
- Non-GMO Organic standards
- Better tasting
- Farm-to-Table fresh products
- Consistent quality
- Stable pricing
- New varieties
- More nutritional value
- Food Sovereignty
- Easy Local Access
- Food consumers can trust
- To implement a design in which all elements are preserved, re-used or recycle when possible
- Use clean waste-to-energy for sustainable primary power/energy requirements creating a low carbon footprint
- Focus on repeatable, scalable methods to expand commercialization of the model
- Provide Puerto Rico with all-natural, non-GMO produce
- Use green/advanced construction materials when available for use in a wide range of regions and environments.
- Create a resource for community development and learning onsite
- Follow “best practices” from upper-level management to all employees and staff.
- Maintain all certification for food handling and food safety
- Impact the Puerto Rican community by proving out a way to reach food sovereignty
Fusion Farms is dedicated to impacting Puerto Rico in a positive way; we are passionate about our farming solution and that there has been no better time to invest in the future of farming.