HEC in the Press

Project is not just another fish story

Theday.com, 28 December 2013

Kelsey Julius, 23, who is currently studying for a master’s degree in sustainable development at HEC Paris, has launched an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign to help fund her start-up company, "Fish Your Food". She describes her project as the "first sustainable aquaponics farm using an up-cycled shipping container with a greenhouse on top." She continues by explaining the concept of ‘aquaponics’ on her website: "a farming method that mimics a natural closed-loop ecosystem, harnessing the power of fish waste.” Despite having existed for a few years, the concept of aquaponics has only recently become a commercially viable option. After launching the pilot project at the HEC Paris business school, Julius hopes to seek investors for an even larger commercial-scale farm in Nantes, France, and then expand to other urban areas in order "to bring food production closer to consumers”.

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