Sustainability

As part of AMFRESH group, our mission is to advance a new horizon of sustainable fresh food-growing for healthy, natural nutrition for a global population. At BLOOM FRESH we believe the world deserves better. We’re committed to finding sustainable ways to produce our food more efficiently.

Across our own breeding and licensing operations and our supply chains, we’re working to ensure we uphold and advance human rights. In everything we do, we aim to deliver a positive impact for farmers, workers, communities, consumers, partners and the world. We look into the future with the commitment of a better tomorrow.
The Challenge

THE ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE OF AGRICULTURE

Agriculture’s key challenge is reducing greenhouse gas emission and use of water, as well as promoting healthy ecosystems and soil’s biodiversity. In that context, table grapes production has potential for improvement on the use of phytosanitary products, water and emission of greenhouse gases.
0 %
of global greenhouse gas emissions1
0 %
of global freshwater withdrawals is used for agriculture2
10 %
of global ocean and freshwater eutrophication (pollution of waterways with nutrient-rich pollutants) is cause by agriculture3

Our approach to Sustainable Agriculture covers three key areas: Soil Health, Fertilizer Reduction, and Water Stewardship.

1. https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aaq0216,
2. https://www.fao.org/3/i1688e/i1688e.pdf
3. https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aaq0216

IMPACT TARGET AND OUTCOME

In addition to fundamental consumer desire traits such as flavor and taste, BLOOM is leading the development of disease tolerant varieties reducing the need of fungicides. Those varieties have shown to reduce the need for phytosanitary products applications, on average, by >[70]% implying a reduced number of chemical sprays from 15-30 to less than [6-7] per season, depending of the level of resistance and tolerance of each variety.
BLOOM natural breeding program is continuously incorporating responsible tolerant genes against Powdery Mildew and Downey Mildew into the hybrids to ensure solid and sustainable tolerant traits.
Disease tolerant varieties will replace non-disease ones in the next years, lowering need for chemicals without impacting agricultural yield and improving soil’s ability to sequester carbon. BLOOM target that disease tolerant varieties will be 25% and 85% of new plantings by 2028 and 2030.

NURTURING A HEALTHIER FUTURE

BUILDING THE FUTURE SUSTAINABLY

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