In the face of harsh Canadian winters that pose challenges for traditional outdoor farming, one Cornwall-based company is revolutionizing agriculture by transforming it into a year-round business.
Agtech startup Fieldless Farms has adopted a controlled indoor environment to cultivate leafy greens, ensuring a continuous supply of fresh produce on grocery shelves, regardless of weather conditions. CEO Jon Lomow says the company's mission is to promote food sovereignty and sustainability, aiming to bring joy to consumers through their fresh, locally grown products.
"In Canada, we import around $50 billion worth of food annually, boasting the world's largest lettuce trade deficit. Despite our love for lettuce, we face limitations due to unfavorable Canadian growing conditions," said Lomow. The innovative technology enables the cultivation of produce 24/7 without the need for herbicides, pesticides, or chemical treatments.
"It's like they're living outside on the perfect day, every day," said Lomow about his greens.
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