Orlar’s system – now a business that supplies Vietnam’s top 200 restaurants and most middle-class supermarkets – uses greenhouses, with light and warmth provided gratis by the sun. The key, though, is in the secret rock. It has three seemingly magical properties: enormous thermal mass, the ability to retain water against the pull of gravity and an affinity for microbes.
Because such a microbe mix generates ultra-healthy plants, no chemicals are applied and only minimal amounts of organic-certified pesticides and synthetic fertiliser.
New South Wales-based tech company InvertiGro has won the Food Agritech category at the InnovationAus 2022 Awards for Excellence for its novel and innovative solution to the world’s global food security struggles.InvertiGro's modular sealed grow cubes can be installed almost anywhere: from inner-city basements and car parks to warehouses in remote rural locations, without costly building modifications. Internally, they can be configured, and easily reconfigured, to deliver the optimal growing conditions and resource efficiencies for a wide variety of crops including food, fibres, fodder and medicinal plants.https://www.innovationaus.com/vertical-farm-business-invertigro-scores-food-agritech-award/
Vow has just landed significant investment ($49.2m) to take their cell-based technology to the next level. Cell based tech is one of the solutions to
create meat from the cells of animals.A NSW based company in growth mode https://www.vowfood.com/
The Backstory (sponsored by National Farmers Federation) is a backstage pass to discover the innovation backstory behind some of Australia's best agricultural products. Crafting the stories to communicate agtech innovation is critical for customers, supply chains, investors and tech producers. https://farmers.org.au/backstory/