Video: Visiting London-based Farm Urban

"The food system is the largest contributor towards climate change"

In this video, we're taken on a farm tour at the London-based startup, Farm Urban. The company holds 240 'zip towers' where leafy greens are grown, "as it's most easy to grow," says Paul Myers, co-founder of Farm Urban. Paul also says that leafy greens are most quick to grow, whereas in traditional agriculture it's much more perishable. 

Paul argues that "the food system is the largest contributor towards climate change, when factoring in all different elements. Lots of it is a chemical-based turning of the soil tilling type of agriculture." It's a large contributor for many reasons, one being greenhouse gas emissions and carbon CO2, soil erosion, water use, and biodiversity loss. 

There's two way to tackle this, says Paul. One is to apply regenerative agriculture treating it with respect. The other way is to bring food production indoors, taking off the pressure of natural land.  

The company offers a wide variety of leafy greens, whereas they also offer another product to its clientele: 'The Produce Pod', an open-source aquaponics system allowing for fresh produce growth at home. 

Have a look at the video below: 

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