Hello Sean Sherman - It is really wonderful to see a vision focused on preserving indigenous foods which helps in maintaining traditional healthy diets and the cultures themselves! Have you considered food education programs in schools for students to learn about native diets, ethnobotany, indigenous growing techniques, etc.? I look forward to seeing more details on your full vision.
Thank you so much for your interest and for asking a great question. Huntsville is a truly high-tech city with a great concentration of engineers, specifically mechanical and aerospace engineers. This city is also called the Rocket City because of its past and current involvement with U.S. Space Missions. Aerospace and defense companies like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Dynetics are in this city which have an immense amount of incoming research and development funding. Huntsville simply needs to redirect some of that funding into developing and implementing the robotic technologies included in the vision. The talent for engineering exists so we do not need much external support. At Mycelium, we know that Huntsville has the right potential for this food system vision to be executed. Once the technologies are well developed, the cost of implementation needs to be figured out. People here are addicted to the convenience of grab and go which the technologies will provide. We will be updating the vision soon after our food system vision event for more details.