MIT Gives Agriculture a Major Upgrade

What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food indoors anywhere in the world?

MIT’s open agriculture initiative is working to make it happen through the development of their food computer The food computer is basically a grow-chamber that uses robotic systems to control for variables like climate, energy and nutrients. It gives users the ability to locally produce any type of crop, regardless of location. Turning the average joe into a master gardener.

 Only around 2% of the U.S. population produces its own food. This approach aims to change that, focusing on helping solve issues like food security and supply chain inefficiency. The 1st generation model was released six months ago and costs about $1000 to assemble. The latest generation was released a few weeks ago and costs about $2000.

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