Wanna Space- guess what?

We're at GreenOnyx, not only launching our awesome D2Csubscription campaign in the US (@wannagreens.com), the unexpectable vegetable, but we're also going to space, taking our brand to the next level by sending some of our Wanna greens to orbit.

Vegetable and coolness are suddenly not an oxymoron.

GreenOnyx’s Wanna Greens is Venturing into Space with SpaceX, as written by Alexandra Gross on 2023-11-10

In a significant step for agricultural science and space exploration, GreenOnyx, under the leadership of Tsipi Shoham, PhD, is embarking on an ambitious mission to send Wanna Greens, a product derived from the duckweed plant, into space. This mission, aboard SpaceX CRS-29, is particularly noteworthy as it marks the first time a duckweed-based product will travel to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the company's cargo Dragon spacecraft, will lift off from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A at 8:28 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, beginning NASA's SpaceX 29th resupply services mission to the orbiting laboratory.

From Farms to Outer Space

According to NASA’s website, SpaceX's 29th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station will deliver science, supplies, and hardware to the orbiting laboratory for NASA. The mission represents a potential breakthrough in providing fresh, nutritious food for astronauts on long-duration missions. NASA's interest in duckweed has a potential role in space habitats. This mission could pave the way for self-sustaining food production in space, a crucial step for future space exploration and possible interplanetary habitation.

Unpacking a Rich Nutrient Profile for Astronauts and Humankind

Wanna Greens, developed by GreenOnyx, is an innovative agricultural product derived from the duckweed plant, known for its exceptional nutritional profile. As the smallest and fastest-growing vegetable in the world, it represents a significant breakthrough in sustainable food sources. Each tiny grain of Wanna Greens is a whole, raw, living plant, packed with essential nutrients and boasting a longer shelf life than traditional greens. Rich in iron, zinc, potassium, and free from pathogens, pesticides, or antibiotics, Wanna Greens offers a nutritional advantage over conventional greens. Its versatility in various cuisines, ability to retain nutrients, and ease of preparation make it an attractive option for health-conscious consumers. Additionally, its growth in eco-friendly, modular farms aligns with sustainable and resource-efficient agricultural practices.

Wanna Greens' potential extends beyond Earth, with its recent selection for a space mission underscoring its viability as a food source for long-duration space travel. This unique vegetable is transforming the way we think about plant-based nutrition and how we approach food sustainability on a global scale.

From Cancer Research to Out of This World Nutrition

Tsipi Shoham, CEO and co-founder of GreenOnyx, is a notable figure in the intersection of scientific innovation and sustainable agriculture, known for her pioneering work with Wanna Greens. Her background in cancer research, which includes significant contributions at leading institutions, has been instrumental in her transition to addressing global health and nutritional challenges. Shoham's return to Israel marked a pivotal shift in her career, where she led a major research initiative, before her focus turned towards the potential of nutrition in disease prevention. This shift led to the inception of Wanna Greens, a product derived from the duckweed plant, combining scientific excellence with a practical approach to consumer health needs.

How Earthlings Can Experience Space Age Nutrition

Wanna Greens, the innovative vegetable product from GreenOnyx, is now accessible to consumers on Earth through a unique pre-order system. This approach demonstrates GreenOnyx's commitment to making healthy, sustainable food choices more affordable and widely available, aligning with the increasing consumer demand for products that support a health-conscious lifestyle – both on Earth and ins pace.