Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals which are consumed in small quantities but are nonetheless essential for physical and mental development. They include (but are not limited to) iron, zinc, calcium, folate, vitamin A, B-vitamins, and vitamin C.
Poor eating habits have led a large extent of the population globally to suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. The severe effects of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, such as anaemia, general loss of productivity and blindness, have long been known.
At Vertical Future we are working on analysing our produce to understand their composition and explore how we can utilise our flexible advanced growing systems, including lighting and nutrient delivery, in order to improve their vitamin and mineral content beyond the standard. These way, through our VF farms network, we will be able to feed our population with more nutritious crops.