Urban Produce To Hire Indoor Growers
By Mike Hornick October 03, 2016 | 1:44 pm EDT
Urban Produce, Irvine, Calif., plans to hire Controlled Environmental Agriculture indoor organic vertical growers to support its licensees as part of phase two of the company’s expansion program.
Prospective growers will attend Urban Produce University in Irvine to prepare to work for prospective licensees in China, Canada, Mexico and Japan in 2017, according to a news release.
Urban Produce, which launched in January 2015, holds patents in seven countries including the U.S. and Canada.
“As we move into the next phase of our business we look forward to building vertical growing units all over the world,” Ed Horton, President and CEO, said in the release.
With world population projected to increase 70% by 2050, Urban Produce’s plans for expansion aim to help combat global hunger and eradicate food deserts.
“Our goal of sustainability incorporates our atmospheric water generation and the use of solar-generated power in order to build anywhere,”