Our Food Supply Cannot be Placed At Risk
- In the US they import 45 Millionpounds of Tilapia from Ecuador and Double that from Asia Upwards of half of
winter produce is imported from Mexico.
- Clean water, is more critical than foodand this is being depleted at a rate faster than the planet can replenish it.
The average head of lettuce travels 1,500 miles from farm to table. Carbon costs are a major factor in the food chain in the production of commercial fertilizer and in food transport.
Present Conventional Farming Models Place Us At Risk
As a nation and a planet can not afford to use antiquated and costly food production methods. It is also a national security issue, The middle east recognise this and so do other countries so why not the Uk after all we are an island. Interdiction of the food and water supply could bring us to our knees faster than any number of terror bombers. Remember, when the supermarkets are out of food (and waiting for the trucks that will not come) there will be NO FOOD LEFT! In addition we have significant exposure due to long supply chains with a number of steps that could either be interrupted or where food is vulnerable to intentional or unintentional contamination
Aquaponics - Best Hope for Food Security and Sustainability
Our model for a distributive network of local food production micro sites provides the best strategy for maintaining food security and sustainability through local control and supply. A distributive food production method has a much higher survivability profile than a large centralized system. For example, almost half of the US winter produce could be knocked out by hitting one transfer center near Nogales Mexico. By adopting our Local Salads technology we can help by producing local food for Local people at commercial yields.
If we maintain local control over major segments of our food supply, we maintain control over our nutrition. We can limit or eliminate contamination and pollution. We are no longer at the mercy of the large retailers and distributors who control what we can eat and when we can eat it. This is true food sovereignty.
First Question - Define Disruptive Technology?
Here is a quote from Wikipedia,
"A disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is one that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually goes on to disrupt an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology there. The term is used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect."
Second Question: - Define Disruptive Food Technology.
This sounds like it was written to describe The Local Salads Network. We are the very embodiment of a "disruptive technology." We have the potential to fundamentally change the existing markets and, by extension, the entire food value chain. Our approach (technology) will de facto improve the quality and availability of food. The above definition goes on to state, once more our exact predicted impact on food markets nationally. Once again to quote Wikepedia to wit:
"...first by designing for a different set of consumers in the new market and later by lowering prices in the existing market."
By building a network of distributive aquponics urban farms located in the inner cities where the population exists, we bring high quality, nutritious food production to the market. By removal of the distribution step from the value chain we change (disrupt) the costly transport costs and the hidden carbon costs as well. Through our planned national network (through economies of scale) we can drastically reduce food production costs as well.
So now we have Local Salads who if needed can now produce Fish as well as salad produce