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Shipping line gets into farming

[ January 15, 2019   //   ]

CMA CGM Group is supporting the financial and industrial development of urban farming company Agricool, which uses old shipping containers for its operations.
Founded in 2015 in Paris, aims to produce fruit and vegetables without pesticides, picked and sold on the same day and to customers in the neighbourhood and is currently testing a number of containers.
It says that its strawberries are grown using 90% of water and nutrients compared to classical agricultural methods using renewable energy only – but contain an average of 20% more sugar and 30% more vitamin C more than retail store fruit.