During a routine stop at the grocery store, Miles Medina MS '14 had a random thought. Why couldn't the store grow the very produce it sells on its roof?
If growing vegetables in a box with no soil and out of direct sunlight sounds a little fishy, well, it is.
The ancient Aztecs and Chinese did it millenia ago, and now a Berlin start-up hopes it will feed 21st-century city dwellers using aquaponics, a combination of rearing fish and growing vegetables.
An ever-rising global population means that demand for everything from water and land to energy and food is increasing rapidly.
"Businesses are totally capable of making money and doing good," says Kelsey Julius, AMD/SSH'12.