Neighborhoods Become Urban Farms With Produce-Swapping App

Neighborhoods Become Urban Farms With Produce-Swapping App
technology

RipeNearMe lets people share what they are growing and what stage it is at in the ripening process.

Charlie Stephens
  • 11 june 2014

As the world’s population grows and industrialization spreads, food production is facing new challenges. Small farmers are being forced to relocate and Big Agriculture corporations are taking hold of the marketplace. Consumers recognize the resulting threats of pesticide contamination and product availability. While startups like Six Foods have recognized alternative food sources that combat this problem, two Australia-based entrepreneurs have identified an opportunity amongst the urban community.

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