Valcent Products Inc.

Valcent Products Inc.

July 12, 2011 09:17 ET

Valcent CEO Pitches VertiCrop to Risk Capitalists on BNN

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 12, 2011) - Valcent Products Inc. (OTCQB:VCTZF) the company that invented VertiCrop™ technology CEO, Stephen Fane, will pitch the benefits of the urban farming system to a panel of risk capitalists on the morning of July 13, 2011 on BNN's live weekly show, The Pitch.

"The way we produce food today will not satisfy global demands in the future VertiCrop™ represents the paradigm shift we need in agriculture," said Fane.

Named one of TIME Magazine's 50 Best Inventions in 2009, VertiCrop™, allows leafy green vegetables to be grown in controlled environments such as greenhouses and underutilized urban warehouses, dramatically reducing food transportation costs. Food production is 20 times the yield of field crops, using a fraction of the space and 92 percent less water.

"Urban farming systems like VertiCrop™ provide a secure and profitable growing solution by offering more efficient crop production, reduced food miles and lower distribution costs than traditional field farming," said Fane. "The ability to grow high-volume produce in local environments where weather and natural disasters aren't a threat, has never been more attractive."

Fane will have 90 seconds of uninterrupted airtime to pitch VertiCrop™ to a panel of three investors on the morning of July 13, 2011. The Pitch airs on BNN at 11:30 am ET/ 8:30 am PT and will be broadcast across Canada. For more information visit:

About Valcent Products Inc. ("Valcent") is a publicly traded company (OTCQB:VCTZF) located in Vancouver, Canada, and is recognized as the world leader in the development, manufacturing and integration of commercial VertiCrop™ technology for global markets. Valcent is an environmentally responsible company that has created a proprietary growing system that can be used in any climate and requires a very small footprint in urban environment.

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