Welcome to 500 Foods

2021 Week 09
We develop software and related systems used by commercial growers for managing labour and many other aspects of their businesses. We're also developing systems to support shipping container farmnig as a model for growing fresh produce locally, year-round and with substantially less risk when compared to field crops, greenhouses, or vertical farming.

Oasis Labour

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  • Comprehensive, modern and extensible system for managing greenhouse labour.
  • Designed for every commercial grower, large or small, no matter what crop is being grown.
  • Also covers PTI, IPM, grading, packaging and so much more.
  • Enterprise-level system designed to dramatically improve labour productivity.
Licensed Software

Oasis PTI

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  • Comprehensive system for printing and tracking PTI-compliant labels across your organization.
  • Supports simple one-off labels on Dymo desktop printers to fully automated label printer/applicator systems.
  • Can be directly integrated into conveyor systems and machine vision systems for further automation.
  • Labels of any size can be fully customized using a built-in template system.
Licensed Software

Container Culture Blog

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  • Vertical farming is having its moment.  Containers can take it to a whole new level.
  • This blog explores growing fresh produce in containers and why this may well be the future of commercial farming.
  • New stories typically published once or twice per week.
  • Registered users (click here to register for free) can subscribe, bookmark and comment on stories.
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Better Than Organic Blog

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  • Commercial produce growers and organic certification don't always go hand-in-hand.
  • This blog explores the issues with an eye towards achieving better outcomes for all stakeholders.
  • New stories typically published once or twice per week.
  • Registered users (click here to register for free) can subscribe, bookmark and comment on stories.
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News From Elsewhere

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  • Carefully curated news stories from around the world, updated daily.
  • Focused on the growing, packaging, and distribution of fresh produce.
  • Emphasis on technology and innovation across the agriculture industry generally.
  • Registered users (click here to register for free) can subscribe, bookmark and comment on stories.
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Crossword Puzzles

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  • All work and no play?  Check out one of our weekly crossword puzzles.
  • Generated mostly from words that appear in our website content.
  • New puzzle posted on last day of the week, last day of the month, etc.
  • Entirely casual - hints and solutions are just a click away.
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