Urban Stalk Inc.
Urban Stalk is a leading ag-tech company spurring innovation in hydroponic technology known as FOSESUS Pod Hydroponic Networks. These Pod Networks incorporate innovative growing techniques such as micro-controlled environments, precision-based agriculture, circularity (organic waste reuse), along with big data and machine learning to both lower carbon footprints per pound of produce grown while also ensuring greater domestic food security by disrupting the global supply chain. Pod Networks are designed to be compliant with The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals by turning communities into 100-mile food consumers. Food and crop products coming from Urban Stalk’s Pod Networks have been optimized in their most ideal environments for nutritional composition, taste, texture, and yield. The network concept is akin to the world-wide-web of food production meaning that data is collected and communicated across the Pod Network on growth conditions. In essence, data is self-crowd sourced and all Pods in the Networks will have access to the most updated plant recipes to ensure quality and resource savings throughout the supply chain. Additionally, information such as supply shortages, contaminations, and global supply chain disruptions are shared amongst all Urban Stalk Growing Facilities, (that house the Pod Networks), allowing for more agile crop production as well as greater accountability in the health and safety of the foods being consumed. For example, should e-coli break out in Romain Lettuce from the global supply chain, that data can be used to convert Pod Networks into growing more Romaine Lettuce to short the global supply in a matter of days, not months. Pod Networks can also be optimized to regional taste preferences and consumer data on food consumption patterns can be used to both optimize the product mix, as well as, ensure that the appropriate resources are distributed in accordance. Through FOSESUS Pod technology, Urban Stalk can reuse self made organic waste and collect open market organic waste and turn this wasted material into an input to new crop growth in the form of nutrients, fertilizers, and growth media. The subsequent C02 that is generated from this conversion process is then captured and reinjected into the Pod Network for optimal plant growth (for example, the C02 parts per million differs for lettuce and tomatoes). Any residual waste is then placed inside biomass heaters that generate and optimize ambient air temperatures inside the Pod Networks. Biomass technology can collect other sources of waste such as farm products, hay, wood, and other forestry products that would subsequently add to landfill pollutants. Urban Stalk is creating a symbiotic relationship between the human and natural worlds to better use and safeguard natural resources and fragile eco-systems while ensuring more sustainable, livable, and futureproof communities for Canadians and the world abroad.