Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. & the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Announce Signing of Memorandum of Understanding to Develop Projects Directed at Food Security and Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
BOCA RATON, Fla. & OXFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom — (July 24,2014),– Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. (ZGSI or “the Company”) (Pink Sheets: ZGSI) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), a world leading research organization whose mission is to facilitate solutions to overcome hunger and poverty in Africa and the tropics, while preserving the natural resources integrity, jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between IITA and ZGSI’s wholly owned, UK-based subsidiary, Zero Gravity Solutions Ltd (ZGSL). The objective of the MOU is to implement specific research projects to increase agricultural production, food security, and sustainable agricultural intensification with a special emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa.
This research partnership will utilize ZGSI’s proprietary BAM-FX™ technology, an ionic, micronutrient and mineral delivery system for plants, which was originally developed for NASA’s human spaceflight program and is now being applied to agriculture here on Earth. Field trials with end user growers in multiple US States on a variety of crops continue to be undertaken on an ongoing basis. Preliminary results from these trials indicated that BAM-FX has a beneficial effect on crop yield, including more robust rooting, greater biomass, higher chlorophyll reactivity and increased sugar content. BAM-FX is able to systemically deliver minerals such as zinc and copper and other micronutrients into the cells of plants without Genetic Modification.
Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. Finalizes State of California Licensing Requirements
for Sale of BAM-FX™ for Agricultural Purposes
Boca Raton, Florida— (May 29, 2014) – Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. (ZGSI or “the Company”) (Pink Sheets: ZGSI) announced today that it has completed the requirements necessary to license its agricultural product, BAM-FX for sale and distribution in the state of California. The Company is continuing to work with the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) on label registration and organic certification in order to commence sales. BAM-FX, the Company’s ionic, micronutrient and mineral delivery system for plants, was originally developed for use in the United States Space Program and is now being applied to agriculture here on Earth.
The Company has been conducting field trials on a variety of crops in laboratory and academic settings as well as in field applications on grower/end-user crops. The preliminary results of these trials have confirmed the positive data we had anticipated. Further field trials are currently underway or planned on additional crops in various locations throughout the United States and other countries.
Mr. Don Henry, Government and Technical Liaison to ZGSI and former Director of the CDFA, stated, “From my perspective as someone who has been involved in agricultural matters for over 30 years, a product that has demonstrated its unique ability to systemically deliver micronutrients and minerals throughout a plant at the cellular level may provide solutions to many critical issues facing agriculture today.” Mr. Henry further stated, “The completion of the licensing requirements of CDFA allows the Company to move toward the commercial sale of BAM-FX in the California agricultural market.”