Sonny Perdue, former US Secretary of Agriculture and
ORLANDO, Florida, March 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Kalera (Euronext Growth Oslo ticker KAL, Bloomberg: KSLLF), one of the world’s fastest growing and largest vertical agricultural companies and a leader in plant science for the production of high-quality products in controlled environments, announced today that Sonny Perdue, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Governor of Georgia, will join its board of directors and also personally invested in the company during of the last round of financing. Perdue’s appointment to the board follows the addition of Marie Sastre to the board of directors, as well as to Kalera acquisition of Vindara Inc., the first company to develop seeds specifically for use in vertical agricultural environments.
Sonny Perdue served as United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2017 to 2021, where he initiated the USDA’s Agricultural Innovation Program. Prior to becoming Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny served as Governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011 and Georgia State Senator from 1991 to 2002. As a State Senator, he has often been commended for addressing issues. problems when no one else had the courage to do so and for his ability to grasp the nuances of complex problems. Sonny has been recognized as a leading authority on many issues including agriculture, transportation, education, emerging technologies and economic development.
“Kalera remains focused on being a global leader in everything we do, whether it’s technology, expansion, innovation, building a leadership team or a world-class board of directors, ”said Daniel Malechuk, CEO of Kalera. “The addition of a global industry titan like Sonny Perdue is a testament to this commitment and validation of Kalera’s role in defining how we nurture the world for generations to come. We are honored that Sonny has chosen to join us as a fully active participant on our Board of Directors, and we are excited by the unique perspective and insight he will provide through his experience as Secretary to the Board. agriculture for the world’s leading agricultural and food producer.
“Kalera is leading the pack in a booming vertical agricultural industry,” said Sonny Perdue. “Kalera is a perfect example of the power of American innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship to develop different and better ways of growing and providing food in the country and around the world. During my travels, I have had the opportunity to discover many intriguing ideas in food and agriculture innovation and technology. In my opinion, Kalera captures the intersection of technology and sustainable food production better than anything I’ve seen. That’s why I’m excited about the potential I see in Kalera to change the way we grow and consume our food.
This news follows the recent acquisition of Vindara Inc., the first company to develop seeds specifically designed for use in vertical indoor farming environments as well as other farming methods of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). Kalera has achieved rapid expansion into a number of new markets including Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Columbus, Seattle, and Hawaii. Kalera is the only environmentally controlled agricultural company with facilities under construction coast to coast, providing grocers, restaurants, theme parks, airports and other businesses nationwide reliable access to clean greens. , safe, nutritious, priced stable and sustainable locally grown. . Kalera uses a closed loop irrigation system that allows its plants to grow while consuming 95% less water compared to field farming.
Kalera is a technology-driven vertical farming company with unique cultivation methods combining optimized nutrients and light recipes, precise environmental controls and cleanroom standards to produce safe, highly nutritious, pesticide-free and pesticide-free vegetables. GMO with consistent quality and longer shelf life. all year. The company’s high-yield, automated, data-driven hydroponic production facilities were designed for rapid deployment with the industry’s best payback times to grow vegetables faster, cleaner, more cheaply and with less environmental impact. To find out more visit www.Kalera.com.
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