Unreasonable Impact | The Startup That Will Change the Way China Feeds Its Cities

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Unreasonable Impact | The Startup That Will Change the Way China Feeds Its Cities

by Aubrey Sanders

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 9:05am

CAMPAIGN: Entrepreneurs

CONTENT: Article

Beijing-based startup Alesca Life is democratizing access to fresh food by creating solutions that enable anyone anywhere to grow the safest, healthiest, and freshest produce in the most efficient way possible. Their automated indoor food production system is currently growing nutrient-dense produce using no pesticides, no soil, no sunlight, 20-25 times less water, fertilizer, and land compared to traditional farming practices.

CEO Stuart Oda shares his thoughts on the necessity of evolving the modern agriculture framework to feed the globe’s ever-growing population.

What experiences inspired you to start this company?

I’ve traveled to over 40 countries and one of the most common challenges faced by emerging market countries was the access to highly nutritious, safe, fresh foods. The unpredictability of weather due to climate change and lack of access to critical resources and education makes food production and distribution and the stable supply of nutrition through fresh foods an enormous challenge.

Also, fresh food logistics is essentially the movement of water and nutrition in a perishable, damageable form: incredibly energy intense and wasteful with both food and packaging. Many of the problems of the agricultural supply chain can be overcome by removing the key variables of present day agriculture: weather, logistics, and land.

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Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals | Alesca Life | Barclays | Green Infrastructure | Responsible Consumption and Production | Sustainable Cities and Communities | Zero Hunger | unreasonable impact

CAMPAIGN: Entrepreneurs

CONTENT: Article