Vertical Farms- A thing of the Future

Vertical Farms are a thing of the future.

The Problem

By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth’s population will reside in urban centers. Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. An estimated 109 hectares of new land (about 20% more land than is represented by the country of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed them, if traditional farming practices continue as they are practiced today. At present, throughout the world, over 80% of the land that is suitable for raising crops is in use (sources: FAO and NASA). Historically, some 15% of that has been laid waste by poor management practices. What can be done to avoid this impending disaster? farms a thing of the future

A potential solution: Indoor farming

The world requires an area of farmland the size of South America to feed itself. What will we do when we run out of farmland? Craig visits a vertical farm and sees if they could be the future of agriculture.

Vertical Farms- A thing of the Future

Special Thanks to:

  • Green Sense Farms
    • We are building a global network of indoor vertical vegetables farms. We took an old idea and made it new. Green Sense Farms is transforming farming by growing leafy greens in stacking vertical towers, 365 days a year. We grow high quality crops consistently, using automated computer controls, which provide the precise amount of light, nutrients, water, temperature, and humidity, so we can harvest year-round.Our first farm was built in Portage, Indiana and made its first shipment to Whole Foods Midwest distribution center in March 2014 when it was -20 degrees Fahrenheit outside.

      We are a high tech agriculture company that is constantly innovating and developing better ways to grow indoors that use less energy, reduce greenhouse gas emission, minimize waste, and recycle water to produce the best crop. By putting these farms at the point of consumption and distribution, we reduce the amount of miles food travels and ensure that our produce is fresh and nutritious. farms a thing of the future

      Green Sense Farms controls the entire process from seed to supermarket. We grow, pack, and ship our leafy green vegetables and comply with rigorous food safety and product traceability programs.

  • Dickson Despommier

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