Nov. 19, 2012
/PRNewswire/ - URBAN BARNS FOODS INC. (URBF: OTC.QB) ("the Company" or "URBAN BARNS"), today announced the first sustainable commercial growing facility in the world utilizing CUBIC FARMING
Mr. Meikleham, Chairman of
, announced, "By introducing manufacturing production line concepts into farming for the first time in history,
has introduced a next generation agriculture called CUBIC FARMING
that can increase yields to economically achieve commercial volumes of food grown locally. CUBIC FARMING
is indoor agriculture similar to a greenhouse but can utilize the entire cubic space in a building, not just the flat surface used in field farming or greenhouse growing. Tests have been performed in our
facility giving significant yields per acre
the need to use genetically modified plants (GMO). Our
location has started to grow Boston Butter Lettuce and plans to add
, Spinach, Basil, Cilantro and various herbs."
, President & Director of Strategic Marketing, added, "According to the USDA, a regular farm can produce approximately 92,000 heads of lettuce per crop per acre which would entail 2 to 3 crops per year, or, 184,000 to 276,000 heads per year. With
patent pending CUBIC FARMING
growing methods, we can place up to 436 machines on one acre of land stacked 3 high and produce 6.3 million heads of lettuce per acre from 10 crops per year. Our unique growing techniques produce vegetables with vastly lower water consumption as compared with field farming, and by growing indoors we eliminate the use of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. Our produce can be locally deployed to reduce "Miles to Market" delivering fresh, nutrient-rich produce all while lowering consumers carbon footprint.
Mr. Groome went on to say, "Now that we have launched our first Cubic Farming
, we are in discussions with several governments and potential partners around the world to deploy our CUBIC FARMING
technology in countries that have serious water and/or soil contamination issues such as
Urban Barns Foods leads the commercial 'Farming Evolution' with the innovative Cubic Farming
process. Just as the assembly line fundamentally changed factory production capability, so will Cubic Farming
multiply the capacity for agriculture performance.
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