All 500 Foods Projects

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.

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Blogs

Container Culture Blog

  • 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.

Better Than Organic Blog

  • 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.

500 Foods Blog

  • Official 500 Foods Corporation blog.
  • Keep up-to-date on the various business activities we are undertaking.
  • Find out about new website features and updates.
  • Posts added as they come, typically once or twice per week.
  • Registered users (click here to register for free) can subscribe, bookmark and comment on posts.

News From Elsewhere

  • 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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Enterprise Systems

Oasis Canvas

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Free Client Access
  • Documentation for enterprise systems and software is organized into online courses.
  • Instructure's Canvas LMS (learning management system) is the tool we use to manage this content.
  • Enterprise customers get free access to courses related to projects they deploy.
  • Customer-specific courses are created for managing content specific to their installations.
  • Canvas itself offers options for subscriptions, access control per-user and so on.

Oasis Labour

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Licensed Software
  • 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.

Oasis PTI

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Licensed Software
  • 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.

Oasis IPM

Licensed Software
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Edutainment

500 Foods Simulator

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Licensed Software
  • Business simulator - Experiment with different strategies to see whether the business will survive or thrive.
  • Meet quarterly targets and earn more resources.  Miss them too many times and you'll be out of a job.
  • Fully interactive and immersive first-person 3D simulation built using the latest Unity game engine.
  • Test builds available for Windows, Linux and Mac.  iOS and Android builds available closer to release.

Crossword Puzzles

  • 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.