Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Or so the old fable used to go.
These days, Caleb Harper, founder of an agricultural innovation group, is reinventing how we grow food with his personal food computer – allowing users to grow vegetables anywhere, without soil.
The miniature farm in a small, climate-controlled plastic box uses aeroponics to supply nutrients to the plants through mist. While its digital tech means it can track and identify optimal conditions for plant growth, enabling open source ‘climate recipes’, which National Geographic have described as ‘Wikiplants’.
So from the internet of things, it looks like the internet of food is being planted and is beginning to grow.
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