Agriculture today is unsustainable. Through greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion, chemical runoff, and inefficient water use, current farming methods harm nearly every aspect of the environment. Further, the global population will exceed 9 billion people by 2040 and the UN’s World Food Program projects that worldwide food production will need to increase by 60% to meet this growing food demand. To tackle this pressing issue, FOCUS Foods will harness the power of an innovative new method of farming called aquaponics. Aquaponics combines the best aspects of both aquaculture and hydroponics to create a completely closed-loop system for growing 100% organic fruits and vegetables.

FOCUS Foods will be an innovative urban farm, growing and selling fruit, fish, herbs, and vegetables with aquaponics technology. FOCUS Foods will target two markets: grocery stores and farm-to-table restaurants. When selling to grocery stores, FOCUS Foods will actually locate on top of the stores in giant gre...
Agriculture today is unsustainable. Through greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion, chemical runoff, and inefficient water use, current farming methods harm nearly every aspect of the environment. Further, the global population will exceed 9 billion people by 2040 and the UN’s World Food Program projects that worldwide food production will need to increase by 60% to meet this growing food demand. To tackle this pressing issue, FOCUS Foods will harness the power of an innovative new method of farming called aquaponics. Aquaponics combines the best aspects of both aquaculture and hydroponics to create a completely closed-loop system for growing 100% organic fruits and vegetables.

FOCUS Foods will be an innovative urban farm, growing and selling fruit, fish, herbs, and vegetables with aquaponics technology. FOCUS Foods will target two markets: grocery stores and farm-to-table restaurants. When selling to grocery stores, FOCUS Foods will actually locate on top of the stores in giant greenhouses. This means the elimination of all transportation and distribution costs – and a custom farm growing exactly what the store needs. By harnessing the power of aquaponics technology and providing hyper-local produce and fish, FOCUS Foods will provide a year-round supply of fresh, healthy food to its local communities. We’ll be producing healthier food than conventional farms with a negligible impact on the environment.

The company is starting here in Philadelphia but in later years will build stand-alone systems to sell to farm-to-table restaurants, expand to other cities, and explore other strategic partnerships.

Our prototype has been running since February 2015 and FOCUS Foods is now moving ahead with plans to build it's pilot farm, a 10,000 square foot system. Construction on the pilot system is set to begin Feb 2016.
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