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The Future of Sustainable Food Production

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 8:12 AM CDT, Thu, April 21,2016

Wakefield, West Yorkshire -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/21/2016 -- Hydroponics has been hailed by many as the number one method for sustainable and efficient food production amidst growing world poverty and increasing demand for healthy, safe food sources. Hydroponic growing has many benefits and does not require soil; the process uses artificial light and as such, can be set up absolutely anywhere.

The Zero Carbon Food Company has done just this having set up a production system on a vast underground tunnel system below Clapham High Street in London. What was once used as a refuge in the war is now an elaborate underground farm which oversees the production of "microgreens", chiefly herbs and salad leaves.

By using hydroponics, The Zero Carbon Food Company have developed a fantastic business model to deliver the microgreen produce to various eateries around London, ensuring the freshest of flavors directly to the plates of the consumer within just a few hours of being harvested. Also being in locality reduces travel and transport, thus reducing the carbon footprint of the whole process.

A spokesperson for Hydroponica said "Hydroponics have long been hailed as a serious contender for a sustainable and healthy food source amidst growing world poverty and we absolutely commend the Zero Carbon Food Company for being an incredible example of how this could work in real terms. We only hope that more businesses seriously consider the methods for producing and procuring food form sustainable sources."

About Hydroponica
Hydroponica is a renowned industry leader in the supply of high quality hydroponic equipment for all manner of growing requirements.

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