By the year 2050, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people. If traditional farming practices continue as they are practiced today, an estimated 109 hectares of new land (roughly the size of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed the growing population. Currently, over 80% of the world’s suitable land is in use for raising crops (FAO and NASA). Of this 80%, about 15% has been wasted by poor management practices. What can be done to avoid this impending disaster?
The Vertical Farm will be cheap to construct, safe to operate and situated in the heart of the world’s urban centers. If successfully implemented, they offer the promise of urban renewal, sustainable production of a safe and varied food supply (year-round crop production), and the eventual repair of ecosystems that have been sacrificed for horizontal farming.
Check out the video below and see how you feel about Vertical Farming. Do you think it will catch on? Would you rather shop at a vertical farm or at a farmers market?
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