Food security

Bionanotechnology
Food security in plain language
Food security is something you face every day.
In short, it is year-round and absolutely quantitatively programmable access to safe food for an active and healthy life.
Elements of food security
1
Physical availability of adequate, quantitatively, safe and nutritious food (food availability);
2
Economic accessibility to food of the proper volume and quality, for all social groups of the population (access to food);
3
Autonomy and economic independence of the food system (food independence);
4
Reliability, that is, the ability of the food system to minimize the impact of seasonal, weather and other fluctuations on the food supply of the population (stability);
5
Sustainability, which means that the food system develops in a zero-waste and expanded reproduction mode that does not endanger the lives of future generations (Sustainability and environmental friendliness).
Food policy is accordingly considered as a set of measures designed to systematically and effectively solve the problems of developing not only production, foreign trade or exchange, storage and processing, but also the equitable distribution of basic food products, as well as social development.
Global food security during the lockdown
The low proportion of plant foods in the diet of the majority of the world's population is the cause of cardiovascular, cancer and diabetes. The situation worsened since the first months of 2020. with a relatively stable supply of basic food products, there was a drop in demand due to a decrease in per capita income and destabilization of the transport and logistics systems.

A decrease in the population's income due to the limitation of economic activity in the context of a pandemic in developed countries led to a change in the structure of food consumption in the direction of simplifying consumer preferences. Closed catering establishments (restaurants, cafes), reduced freedom of movement within and between countries, fears of making purchases in traditional distribution networks have led to a redistribution of food consumption in favor of places of residence and to an increase in purchases in contactless mode.

This has resulted in a drop in demand for perishable foods and an increase in demand for processed foods, and fast food is "junk" food that is high in trans fats, artificial additives and preservatives. Despite the fact that a direct connection between the so-called "diseases of civilization" and nutrition has been proven, it has not been possible to stop this production and persecution of people. It is legally possible to prove the guilt of manufacturers and companies pay multimillion-dollar compensation for physical and genetic damage in those rare cases when lawyers are ready to fight for many years. (As, for example, it was with tobacco products and Teflon utensils.)

In all countries, declining incomes have led to a marked reduction in physical consumption, exacerbating the picture of malnutrition and hunger. This global trend manifests itself in the most dangerous form in countries dependent on food imports. By the second half of May 2020, a number of studies of the state and prospects of changes in food security have been carried out in the world community.

Threats to food security in the short term, in addition to general economic ones, can be structured according to such groups as epidemiological (actual morbidity, forced isolation as the impossibility in a number of regions to ensure the availability of food), logistic (disruption of supply chains, reduced stability of raw materials for food enterprises and food delivery to trade networks, trade and political (the introduction of protective export duties and other export restrictions on the part of some countries and changes in the policy of food access to the domestic markets of other countries.) In addition, in the countries most vulnerable to all of the listed indicators of food security, the situation is aggravated by such local phenomena such as the plague of locusts in Africa, which is becoming increasingly difficult to combat in a lockdown.

Of particular concern is the limitation due to the lockdown of the normal functioning of the production process (adequate access of farmers to their fields, to resources, including seeds). In general, the situation with food security in the world in the short term can be assessed as alarming, and in a number of countries - as critical, which once again emphasizes the need to strengthen the interaction of the countries of the world in solving this global problem of mankind.

Therefore, taking the entire range of food security issues seriously (including careful validation of food products) is extremely important.

Useful links: "Global Food Security: Short Term Threats"
Author: MGIMO expert: Revenko Lilia Sergeevna, Doctor of Economics, Professor (05/22/20)
PROBLEM
Poor quality level of food in supermarkets and industrial farms.
Interruptions in availability, difficulty in accessing an assortment of wholesome herbal foods and herbal medicines, doubts about the sustainability of the manufacturer or its suppliers.
SOLUTION
Own year-round programmable production of high-quality food using resource-saving and environmentally friendly non-waste technologies
BIONANTECHNOLOGY
Autonomous phytocomplexes

- Scientifically grounded agricultural technologies for plant cultivation
- High-quality seed material of adapted varieties
- Biotechnology for processing plant residues and substrates
- Nanotechnology for obtaining plant products with specified quality characteristics
- Intelligent automatic lighting control (mode, spectrum, intensity).
- Intelligent management of all work processes
- Engineering facilities with controlled microclimate
- Independent intelligent climate control
- Monitoring of the ecological situation
- Power units generating the required amount of electricity
- Innovative lighting and vegetation equipment


The effects of using bionanotechnology have been studied and evaluated, and application technologies have been developed in Russian and European institutes for more than 8 years:

-Agrophysical Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, St. Petersburg. Russia.

- University of Agriculture and Forestry. Mendel, Brno, Czech Republic.


We have gathered the experience of previous researchers and innovators, added all the best that our engineers have succeeded in and introduced the world to the most environmentally friendly and modern food growing technology available. It uses 97% less water than a conventional field farm. Do not use pesticides or herbicides. Instead of soil, plants are grown in a reusable cloth made from recycled plastic. And instead of the sun, there are rows of the most technologically advanced LED lighting simulating sunlight more than any other technology existing today (98.6% Ra).
The wavelengths of the lamp radiation, the density of the photosynthetic photon flux are selected in an optimal ratio for plants.
In fact, the technology allows us to increase the safe yield within 25-48%, reducing our energy footprint. Integrated eco-control systems cut the growing cycle by almost half and create the most favorable conditions for growth. Therefore, a healthy crop can be grown all year round, but with much less environmental impact.

Teslar and Eco-friendly
- 97%
It uses 97% less water than a conventional field farm
0 emissions
No pesticides or herbicides are used. No emissions or discharges
0 pollution
Instead of soil or soil, plants are grown in a reusable cloth made from recycled material
+ 25-48%
Allows you to increase the safe harvest in the range of 25-48%
Criteria for choosing a production site for a vertical farm
Criteria for choosing a production site for a vertical farm for growing fruit, vegetable and salad crops

1. Remoteness no more than 1 hour by car to the institution. Ideally - in the immediate vicinity, for example: an adjacent room or basement.
2. Possibility of long-term lease of premises. Ideally - your own premises.
3. Electric power - from 20 to 100 kW
(Depends on the planned production volume, the indicated values are equivalent to one to five tons of products per month / It is possible to allocate additional capacities with our assistance. (Does not matter when equipping the complex with Teslar generators)
4. Cheap cost of electricity, since electricity costs account for a significant part of the cost of production. It is desirable to have a day and night tariff for electricity. (Doesn't matter if the complex is equipped with Teslar generators)
5. Supply of clean cold water.
6. Availability of sewerage for household and technological needs.


Autonomous phytocomplex

In the absence of premises that could be used for construction, it is possible to use 40-foot sea containers. This choice makes it more autonomous and versatile. They can be placed even underground or in the courtyards of houses, stacked on top of each other to save space.
Cooperation allows horticultural participants, residents of nearby houses or houses under construction to implement a project together, laying in their infrastructure a programmable and environmentally friendly harvest. Receive food of the highest quality all year round.
Вся продукция, выращиваемая в наших фитокомплексах не просто соответстуют нормам Российской Федерации (одним из самых жестких во всем мире), но и показывают рекордные мировые значения.

What steps need to be taken

to build your own year-round production of high quality food
1
Submit a request for the purchase of a vertical farm on the site
We will process your request within one business day and send you a questionnaire, based on which we will determine:
the desired yield, production costs and monthly costs, as well as the requirements for the premises.

2
Ask your questions
We will answer all your questions and help you choose the most suitable model. We will showcase the results of our tests and share our experiences.
3
Determine how much of the final product you plan to produce
Or how much to invest in the purchase of a vertical farm. Using this data, as well as information on the cost of renting premises, the cost of electricity, water, staff salaries and prices for the sale (purchase) of the final product in your region, we will prepare a preliminary financial model with an estimate of the revenue, profit and recoupment of the project.
4
Pick a room
We will give you a technical assignment, which will specify the required area, number of storeys, ceiling height and electrical power, as well as requirements for water supply and ease of delivery of products to customers.
When you have selected several premises, send us their photos. We will see if they are suitable for vertical truss construction and will respond within one business day.
5
Sign a design contract and pay for it
The design cost is from 2 to 3% of the preliminary cost of the equipment.
6
Expect projected object
So that we can start designing, send us the master plan of the premises, as well as the completed questionnaire (we will send), which indicates which crops you plan to grow, and there is information about the important parameters of the premises that are not reflected in the master plan.
If necessary, before starting the design, our engineer will come to your city: he will inspect the site and meet with the contractors for the installation of equipment and ventilation.
We will design the facility in two to four weeks. The project will include a detailed layout of equipment, a list of construction equipment, a final estimate and a work plan
7
Sign contracts for the supply and adjustment of equipment and pay for them
We will also conclude an agreement on the provision of information and non-disclosure of information of commercial value.
8
Renovation of the premises
It is carried out by our forces. Either you hire a team yourself, repair or build the premises, after which you mount the equipment and complete the vertical trusses according to our instructions. In any case, we carry out installation supervision and supervision
9
Commissioning works
Agree on the day of arrival of our employees in your city. It will take them 10-15 days to launch a vertical farm.
(possibly longer if we are talking about a greenhouse complex of several hectares)
10
Signing of the equipment acceptance certificate
Accept the equipment for operation, undergo instructions on how to work with it and its maintenance.
11
Plant seeds and learn agricultural techniques
The first batch of fruits, lettuce and vegetables on your vertical farm will be planted by our specialist. For small farms, it is sufficient to add water and nutrient solution and plug in the power cord. All processes are automated. You will regularly receive recommendations from intelligent systems, you will be able to take courses from our agricultural technologists. For small farms (up to 100 square meters), as a rule, operating instructions and technical support by phone will be sufficient. In large farms, an agronomist is needed for industrial production.
12
Warranty and service
Warranty, service and maintenance are an obligatory part of our collaboration. Most of the processes are automated. Technical support and supplies are delivered regularly and on time.
When using third-party fertilizers and seeds, as well as deviations from the recommended technological map, claims for the quality and quantity of crops grown are not accepted

- Technology of year-round waste-free cultivation.
- Fresh and natural ingredients always on time
- All products are subject to eco-control at all stages of production and show values that are much lower than the permissible norms for the content of nitrates.
Green economy
Scientifically proven benefits
Own fresh herbs,

vegetables, berries and fruits
Individual design
- Original buildings of the phytocomplex, built-in, mobile, phyto-walls.
- Your restaurant or hotel will always be original and as environmentally friendly as possible
- High performance at minimal cost.
- Reduced carbon footprint.
- Low cost of grown products

Teslar and efficiency:

х 8
Higher yields without increasing land resources.
8 times more products. On an area of 1200 m2, a greenhouse complex equal to 1 hectare is organized
- 10-20%
The growing season is reduced by 10% - 20% without the use of chemical weapons (pesticides, herbicides, etc.).
This means even more fresh produce
365 days
The planned harvest, regardless of the region and season -
365 days a year
:10 mg / kg
Top quality products.
Indicators of nitrates are 2-5 times lower than permissible standards and 6-10 times lower than those of analogs from store shelves
Current environmental programs: