As a wise American once said, “Buy land. They aren’t making any more of it.” At New Global Energy, we take that concept even further. In a world with increasingly limited land for growing food, we invest in agricultural enterprises that produce the highest possible yield per acre. We also leverage that strength by using the most efficient energy resources on the planet.
NGE is targeting acquisition of additional farmland that will provide current income as well as the other benefits of hard assets including capital appreciation, an inflation hedge and favorable diversification. NGE’s management believes that farmland will benefit from the increase in demand for grain, plus environmental pressures for alternative energy and the impact of globalization.
Often called the “Miracle Tree,” Moringa gets its reputation from the vast range of nutritional and medicinal properties it contains. Many hail Moringa tree as a super food, a tool for the fight against world hunger, because virtually every part of Moringa, from its leaves to its bark and root, can be harvested for human use.
NGE has planted 8,000 Moringa trees on its sustainable farm in Thermal, California and is preparing to plant 1.2 million trees in several acres of specially constructed greenhouses so that production can run uninterrupted year round.
Moringa leaves will be delivered to Asian food markets in the greater Los Angeles area at a wholesale price of $3 per pound and the Company will develop national distribution to serve this ethnic niche market. A significant portion of the farm’s initial production is being used as a key ingredient in the Company’s self-manufactured fish feed, which saves money while improving feed nutrition. Going forward, the Company will gain new revenue streams by producing moringa to be sold to the health and wellness market.
The fast-growing Moringa tree is climate tolerant and can be cultivated to grow in many parts of the world. The leaves are commonly prepared and eaten as vegetables; the bark is used to make tea and for cooking fuel, and the seedpods release an oil for cooking. The flowers produce a very palatable honey and even the root is edible, tasting much like horseradish. Overflowing with vitamins and minerals, the Moringa leaves have 2 times the protein of yogurt, 3 times more potassium than bananas, 4 times more calcium than milk, 4 times more vitamin A than carrots, 7 times more vitamin C than oranges and 25 times the iron of spinach. In addition, Moringa leaves are packed with antioxidants and contain all the amino acids of meat, making this miracle plant an excellent dietary supplement. The tree also has many medicinal properties. The bark contains a gum that can be used to relieve stomachaches. The fresh leaves can help breastfeeding mothers by increasing milk production. As a decaffeinated herbal tea, Moringa is known to help stabilize blood pressure and assist diabetes patients by managing glucose levels. The tea is also a natural energy booster without the side effects of caffeine and it can help lower cholesterol. The seed oil can be used as an antiseptic for minor burns, cuts, rashes and insect bites. The remaining material can also be used as an excellent water purifier. Moringa is also being used in beauty and weight loss products.