Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
The cure for global hunger is within reach, and Eric Williams, co-founder of U.S. patented Robotic Farms, has announced a Dec. 5, 2013 press conference in Los Angeles to unveil new robotic farming technology and a program called Cure4Hunger, designed to build 15,000 Robotic Farms over the next 10 years.
Co-founders of the Cure4Hunger Project Cylk Cozart and inventor Gilles Dumont will join Williams in Los Angles for the 30-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute Cure4Hunger video with a message from Martin Luther King III, a Cure4Hunger Global Ambassador.
Private sector funding via sponsorships and crowd funding will also be unveiled at the press conference; no U.S. tax dollars will be used in this project.
According to a report by the Center for American Progress and Brandeis University, hunger in America costs the country at least $167.5 billion annually due to the combination of lost economic productivity per year, more expensive public education, health care costs and the costs to charities to keep families fed. This figure does not include the cost of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) and other key federal nutrition programs, which run at about $94 billion a year.
Williams and others believe that Cure4Hunger can reduce the need for programs such as food stamps and global donations for disaster or famine relief.
“Once the Cure4Hunger Project is completed, we have estimated that the world will save a minimum of $12B annually,” Williams says.
The Cure4Hunger program took years to develop, calculating logistics and operating costs along with the most potentially successful and responsible way to fund construction of 15,000 Robotic Farms in 150 nations over a 10-year period. It is estimated that the Cure4Hunger Program will produce 90 billion pounds of fruits and vegetables annually, providing 90 pounds each for one billion people annually. Additionally, half of the farms will have state-of-the-art fish breeding tanks or various types of poultry facilities, adding an additional 50 billion pounds of protein to the food provided.
The Cure4Hunger Program will sell 50 percent of all of its crops to businesses like McDonald’s, Hilton Hotels, Wal-Mart and hundreds of other regional, national or global corporations that provide food to their customers.
The Cure4Hunger Program plans to be the only entity in the world that can guarantee delivery of hundreds of millions of pounds of produce each month at fair prices.
“The greatest stress companies face in the food business is purchasing enough for their restaurants, grocery stores, hotels and such,” Williams says. “So when a billion dollar crop disaster occurs due to floods, drought, winter freezes, insect infestation, farmland water contamination, crop shortages or any one of a number of potential disasters, food-dependent companies have to re-purchase the products they need quickly and in sufficient amounts."
According to Williams, positioning 15,000 new Robotic Farms in 15,000 cities will allow the organization to donate 50 percent of all food produced to people in need, and in exchange for education. Needy people who are already employed and have a family will be able to receive food from Robotic Farms around the world.
For those who are unemployed, in addition to food Cure4Hunger will provide training or online curriculum to everyone over 18 who needs to learn a trade.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly 870 million of the world’s 7.1 billion inhabitants, or one in eight, suffered from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. The majority of the world’s hungry population live in developing countries, all of which will benefit from the Cure4Hunger program.
For sponsorship details, or to learn more about Cure4Hunger or Robotic Farms, visit Cure4Hunger.com email info(at)cure4hunger(dot)com or info(at)roboticfarms(dot)com, or call 818-451-3515.