26 Aug '11, 11am

Is the Future of Local Food Hiding Inside Shipping Containers?

Is the Future of Local Food Hiding Inside Shipping Containers?

PodPonics believes its approach represents the future of farming. On their website they write that “we answer the growing consumer demand for local food by producing it in urban centers, using an approach that does not require arable land.” The person who came up with this approach is PodPonics founder and CEO Matt Liotta. He is a serial entrepreneur with internet and telecom startups experience, who told Fast Company earlier this month his goal was to find a disruptive technology in the field of urban agriculture that will enable production of fresh produce at the point of consumption in a way that is economically viable. The solution he found was a combination of high tech and low tech, using advanced hydroponic growing systems in used shipping containers to grow produce. PodPonics repurposes recycled shipping containers as Grow Pods , and is using advanced technology to...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/08/podponics-local-food-...

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