Urban Ponics is a Dutch company that promotes the production of nutritious food. It has developed a commercial way of vertical farming on small scale.
There is a huge pressure to produce more food each day. The growth of the human population and worldwide urbanization is becoming exponential. Shortage of water is a serious problem for many countries and the uncontrolled application of chemical fertilizers exhausts the land.
Intensive agriculture has consumed the available minerals and turns fertile soil into deserts. We all know that plants "drink" water and "eat" minerals. Shortage of minerals and water leads to weak plants because the are not able to create a strong immune system. But also, many studies alarm about the poor quality of our food nowadays. Nutritious content decreases because of the excessive use of pesticides and shortage of nutrients. Plants cannot metabolize as they should do. They become weaker and weaker and do not contain enough vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients anymore.
The quality of our food decreases because of the excessive use of pesticides and shortage of nutrients. It does not contain enough vitamins, minerals and trace elements. They have disappeared from the soil and neither are supplied in modern hydroponic growing systems.
Laurens Trebes, checking the final product.
Production of real nutritious food with a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids.
Reduction of the water consumption with 90% compared to traditional methods.
Solar light is captured and filtered or concentrated to stimulate assimilation and generate energy for cooling and heating