OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Crop One Holdings (Crop One), a leading global vertical farm operator, announced the appointment of Dr. Jenna Bell to the position of Vice President of Nutritional Science, effective immediately.
As pioneers in agriculture, Crop One grows local, fresh produce through advanced hydroponic, indoor farming practices. The company is dedicated to being environmentally sustainable, scalable, productive, and now, better for human health and nutrition.
“Crop One is committed to being part of the solution for some of the world’s most challenging issues in farming and food production – from land and water usage, to safe and clean growing practices," explained Sonia Lo, Crop One’s Chief Executive Officer. “As part of that commitment, we recognize that the nutritional value of the food we grow and our impact on wellness is integral not only to our success, but to improving human health around the world.”
As a registered dietitian and former academician, Dr. Bell will bridge the gap between plant science and human health alongside Crop One’s team of top plant scientists and systems engineers. She has over 20 years of industry experience, most recently from Pollock Communications, a food, nutrition and wellness-focused public relations agency, where she served as Senior Vice President. She worked with some of the top food and beverage companies in the world, including Unilever, PepsiCo and Danone North America, as well as commodity foods like cranberries, beans/legumes/peas and rice. An accomplished leader in her field, Dr. Bell is also a frequent resource for the media. She is a well-published consumer and technical writer who has co-authored two books on nutrition and dietetics, and serves as editorial advisor for Today’s Dietitian magazine. Dr. Bell is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Bell holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Nutritional Science and a PhD in Exercise Physiology, with extensive experience in dietetics.
“We are delighted to welcome Jenna as a member of Crop One. She is a proven thought leader with a wealth of experience in helping brands connect with consumers, providing expert nutritional insights and guidance,” continued Ms. Lo. “Jenna will work alongside our plant science team and will be instrumental in helping to shape product development and presenting our extraordinary nutritional capabilities to consumers around the world.”
About Crop One Holdings
California-based Crop One Holdings is a vertical farming technology company that enables fresh produce growing in a sustainable manner for its customers. It operates two subsidiaries: FreshBox Farms in Millis, Mass., and a joint venture with Emirates Flight Catering in Dubai South, United Arab Emirates. Crop One has been in continuous commercial production longer than any other vertical farmer in North America. The company’s proprietary technology and plant science put it ahead of its competitors, producing crop yields among the highest of the industry, but at 25% to 50% of the capital cost of other vertical farming companies. To learn more, visit https://cropone.ag/.