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We have two great examples of using container farming. The first is to bring fresh vegetables to one of the toughest environments on earth – Antarctica. The second is more mobile to bring fish and vegetables wherever they are needed from disaster relief locations to urban areas.
How do you get food in Antarctica? Usually you have to ship it in. ContainerLiving.net reported that hydroponics in a container are changing that. Fresh vegetables and herbs are now being grown in containers in Antarctica. For McMurdo Ice Station residents who only had canned and frozen food, hydroponics were the answer to getting fresh food in one very remote location. An added benefit – a warm, humid area to hang out in your free time.
Perhaps you live in a more populated area, but want locally raised fish and vegetables without chemical fertilizers or genetically modified foods. Check out the Jacksonville Business Journal's write-up on Apod. The fish waste nourishes the vegetables. The systems are built in containers so they can be mobilized anywhere that needs them. To see pictures of the Apod, click here.