Serena Noh, Patti Wang, Oscar Wong
Food safety concerns in China have been accumulating over the past decade as multiple food scandals occur every year. The root of this issue lies in the fact people in China are distrusting of the food available to them in the market due to corrupt business ethics. We propose AquaCube, a convenient alternative that will provide them with a source of food grown at home for a small but staple part of their diet. AquaCube is a fish tank that uses the concept of aquaponics, where plants are essentially grown using fish waste as nutrients. It is a convenient, long-term source of home-grown food that is easy to maintain and environmentally friendly, while also a chic home décor that fits in the confined residential space in Chinese cities. The target beneficiaries would be the middle class in China, which is growing in both wealth and size and becoming more concerned about food quality and environmental issues.