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We are on the precipice of a global food crisis. The math is simple and staggering: we need to produce at least 50% more food to feed 9 billion people by 2050, but are currently capped by resource limitations, environmental contamination, and agricultural decline. At MIT, Caleb Harper, an architect turned urban farmer, is working to reverse the tide by revolutionizing agriculture as we know it. Subscribe to HuffPost today: http://goo.gl/xW6HG Get More HuffPost Read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Like: https://www.facebook.com/HuffingtonPost Follow: https://twitter.com/HuffingtonPost Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsTHESIS 2013 RMUTT – INNOVATION VERTICAL FARMING FOR FUTURE IN BANGKOK (HD)Dickson Despommier On Vertical FarmingVertical Farming in Kakaako – Kerry KakazuThe Future of Transportation in NJ (2005)Farming our future — The urban agriculture revolution | David Gingera | TEDxManitobaUrban Barns | Farming of the future

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  • watchulla 9 months ago

    We waist a lot of food to day.
    Lets start there.

  • Adam McDermott 9 months ago

    The true nutrition in food comes from the soil.

  • Eystathios Panagiotopoulos 9 months ago

    You ll gain a lot of space if you try to change those mono-cultures .
    You need to compile systems , something like cattle with orchards and cover crops . try to mimic nature systems on some level.
    If you mimic nature you will boost productivity at the already existing space.
    this box is like a good business for big cities . i don't know , maybe its a solution, but not for me.

  • beerbread 9 months ago

    This is a fabulous series! Thank you so much!

  • Edna ihcfdsq Silvanfnr 9 months ago

    ,zz

  • Ranjeeth Mahankali 9 months ago

    Smartphone and Digital Cameras killing professional photographers (most of them but not all) and the Internet killing the need to buy Encyclopedias.. it's the same phenomenon everywhere. Computers can make everything accessible to everyone instead of people having to pay a douchebag who calls himself a professional (Photographers and Encyclopedia makers in this case) and overcharges them to get rich. Awesome to see someone doing the same with food… transmitting data instead of transporting food… awesome.

  • Andi Amador 9 months ago

    Urban and suburban farming is the future, and it needs to be brought to everyone all over the world in all its forms. Rooftops, basements, food floors. Edible landscaping. This was interesting, and aquaponics and permaculture are also good to incorporate wherever they will work. Some methods lend themselves better depending upon the plant. The old model and what it grew into is not sustainable. Food is the beginning, and we need to move toward sustainability in how we produce other things. That means this direction of the TPP and globalization for profits above people will have to be prevented. We have the technological abilities, and we must get the political will and understanding. Ease ourselves into these necessary changes as quickly as possible rather than stand back and watch the sufferings to be caused by corporations trying to maintain profits using the old models. We don't need to rapidly adapt plants, as we need to adapt the way we grow them and get them to the table. There will be some business and profiting to be made, but the focus needs to be on real outcomes for real people, and not competition and profit concerns of corporations. Corporate food production is not our friend, although it seemed like it for a while. Pipelines need to be used to divert water from areas as they receive too much to areas without enough for the purposes of growing food and sustaining the landscapes. Take all those excess ships and make mobile desalinization plants out of them. People over profits. Governments stand up. Represent the people of the world and not just the profiteers of the world.