I have recently been in contact with Paul Olivier who originated the concept of the Biopod. Paul provided me a link to an essay he wrote titled “Sustainable and Diversified Agriculture – Not Optional but Absolutely Necessary”.


Making Waste our Greatest Resource. The essay talks about a global food crisis, waste transformation, types of waste and methods to convert it. The importance of recycling our waste and much more. Tons of info compressed into 10 pages full of big ideas, concepts and solutions, this essay is a must read.


The article is a work in progress so I could not post the whole article but here is a short extract and a link to the document for your reading.

Gavin smiths biopods at the Addison Road Centre Marrickville

From Essay

“In addition to making some tough choices aimed at limiting population growth, we must look for solutions that address core issues relating to sustainability. A process can only be viewed as sustainable insofar as the waste it generates is transformed and returned to that process.

Therefore, the key to the sustainable production of food lies in the transformation of all of the waste surrounding the production, preparation and consumption of food – rigorously coupled to the return of all transformed products back to agriculture (in the broad sense). Put in the simplest of terms: if it comes from agriculture, it has to go back to agriculture.”