- Innovators in food supply field have been developing new technologies such as indoor farms
- These game-changing micro-farms can be built anywhere
- ACTX is the exclusive distributor of GrowPods in the United States
With global supply chain issues grabbing headlines and impacting almost every industry, potential solutions in any sector are certain to capture attention. Hence Advanced Container Technologies (OTC: ACTX), the exclusive U.S. distributor of GrowPods, is definitely seeing interest in the environmentally controlled micro-farms that allow cultivation of ultraclean crops year-round.
“Land preservation and regenerative organic agriculture practices are critical to solving food insecurity and combating climate change,” reported a recent GreenBiz article titled, “How Vertical and Indoor Farming Can Supplement the Food Supply Chain” (https://cnw.fm/PPtvO). The article pointed out, however, that land is limited. “That’s why innovators in the field have been developing new technologies such as indoor and vertical farms designed to supplement outdoor farming.
“Indoor farming allows for certain foods to be grown hydroponically in a closed-loop environment year-round,” stated the article. The article went on to quote John Church, cohead of Food & Beverage for HSBC USA, who observed that “these systems often recirculate water, which can be more efficient than how water is used for other types of crops. Light and temperature can also be controlled, and since there is no exposure to pests, no chemistry is needed.”
However, one of the most significant benefits of these farms, the article noted, “is that they can be built anywhere. That means food such as leafy greens can be grown closer to population centers. Because it travels fewer miles to the plate, the taste and texture of the output from indoor farms is often better than conventionally grown produce.
“While indoor and vertical farming will not feed the world, Church believes it can supplement the supply chain,” the article states. “One leader in indoor farming, for instance, recently began construction of a research center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. ‘This is the perfect spot for a vertical indoor farm,’ he explained. Due to its arid environment, the conditions are not suitable for outdoor growing, so the country has historically imported its produce. Recently the UAE’s government publicly stated it wants to become more sustainable — and this solution will go a long way in helping it achieve that.
These are only a few of the advantages that GrowPods, which are self-contained, automated, indoor micro-farms, offer users. These innovative containerized growing systems are designed with functionality and ease of use in mind. The pods are configured to optimize plant growth while minimizing labor; setup is quick and simple, no pesticides are needed, and the containers produce harvests all year long.
Advanced Container Technologies is in the business of selling and distributing GrowPods, along with related equipment and supplies. Additionally, the company designs and sells patented, proprietary medical-grade plastic containers, known as the Medtainer(R), that store and grind pharmaceuticals, herbs, teas and other solids or liquids.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.AdvancedContainerTechnologies.com.
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