Edible Garden AG Incorporated’s patented Agtech solution, Greenthumb™ helped drive Walmart’s Project Gigaton goals in 2021, leading Edible Garden to be named a Project Gigaton “Giga Guru.”
Project Gigaton is Walmart’s initiative to remove emissions in the global value chain by 1 billion metric tons – a gigaton – by 2030.
Edible Garden’s highlighted performance as a Project Gigaton “Giga Guru” included: recycling over 38 tons of cardboard, saving 21,000 gallons of gasoline and conserving over 500 barrels of oil while avoiding a total of 442 tons of CO2 in emissions.
Edible Garden CEO, Jim Kras, stated, “We embarked in partnership with Project Gigaton a couple of years ago to apply our ongoing effort as a sustainability leader in the Controlled Environment Agriculture space to this critically important initiative. Our continual innovation and the development of GreenThumb as a next generation sustainability technology, enabled us to accelerate our Zero-Waste Inspired® approach and goal to become carbon neutral by reducing waste while increasing overall supply chain efficiencies. We are seeing our efforts reduce CO2 emissions first-hand with a noteworthy contribution to Walmart’s Project Gigaton as a Giga Guru.”
The patented GreenThumb software application allows Edible Garden to reduce waste and spoilage, tightening the food chain while fulfilling customers’ needs. Greenthumb is a tool that is used by Edible Garden’s greenhouses and their partner farms to cut waste and build efficiencies into operations. “This is a full enterprise solution we’ve rolled out across our partnered greenhouses, where each greenhouse will cross reference each other,” said Scott Prendergast, Chief Data Officer. “We continue to promote traceability, food safety, and reduction of food miles and this application optimizes all of these areas.”