Babylon Microfarms: Using Tech to Reunite People with Food

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The Modern Health Nerd Podcast, Episode #14

How can indoor vertical farming technology fix the huge disconnect between consumers and the origins of their food? Babylon Microfarms is developing tech to do just that by enabling businesses and institutions to grow fresh, healthy plant-based foods onsite, no farming experience required.


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About Alexander & Graham

Founders Alexander Olesen and Graham Smith met at the University of Virginia where they first designed a low-cost micro-farm to provide nutritious produce for food-insecure refugees in the Middle East.

Inspired by the desire to bring the benefits of sustainable hydroponic farming to those who need it the most, the duo set out to develop technology to make complex indoor farming simple and accessible to everyone.

babylon microfarms logo two leaves growing out of concentric circlesThe Babylon Mission

Today, Babylon seeks to bring hydroponic farming to not only include those in food insecure regions, but also those seeking sovereignty over their own food here at home. Through remote management technology, they’re working on a complete indoor farming platform to power a distributed network of microfarms across North America.

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