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Urban Barns Foods says it’s the future of agriculture. The company is growing food indoors, with an emphasis on efficiency and volume. »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational The National Updates on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television’s flagship news program. Airing seven days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada’s leading journalists. Video Rating: / 5 In this video, Dr. Nate answers some fundamental questions about indoor growing. Indoor farming is a new farming approach that utilizes volume in unconventional spaces. It’s powered by new technology and benefits both farmers and consumers. *Benefits of indoor farming to farmers* High density production Economic production Controlled production Consistent production Unique branding *Benefits to consumers* Food that reaches the fringes Food with higher quality Food from farmers you know Will indoor ag replace field agriculture? Only for certain crops, and not all at once. The total market share will be eroded, but field agriculture will never be completely replaced. What is unique about an indoor farm? Indoor farmers think about production space as a volume rather than square footage. This changes the form of growing equipment from single plane to multiple plane, and then to vertical plane for maximum volume use. This means that more and more, indoor farming will equate to vertical farming. Why is the world using indoor farming? Different places are starting indoor farming from different motivations, most of which depend on the markets and the resources that they have. For example: Japan has unique resources in the form of government subsidies, underutilized semiconductor and microchip facilities. US indoor farmers are […]

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26 Comments

  • chikezie onyianta 6 months ago

    cant wait whole foods is partnering up with urban barns they are already selling produce in the whole foods in Montreal

  • Richard Farina 6 months ago

    What's lurking in your lettuce?

  • Cathy Nam Kamal 6 months ago

    Of course, Canada and other countries will show the U.S. the way! The U.S. is too tied up with Monsanto, GMO foods, and big corporation control over our food supply.

  • gngndthg jyhhf 6 months ago

    Are the nutritional contents on par with the plants produced by our current methods?

  • Lone Wolf 6 months ago

    Stupid fkn monkeys – lettuce is NOT food. … Eh!

  • rallysquirrel 6 months ago

    How is the nutrition compared to organically or "traditionally" grown?

  • Sharron Wall 6 months ago

    This is the future, and not a moment too soon.

  • springtimefever 6 months ago

    Brilliant and necessary- securing a livable  future !

  • Sean Mark 6 months ago

    The only issue may be the genetic diversity if the plants… If they are all the same, they are at greater risk of disease wiping it all out

  • Slimdaver 6 months ago

    There is no such thing as GMO lettuce. This is just making people fear their food for no good reason. Poor irresponsibly produced video.

  • Dunning Kruger 6 months ago

    We need to split up the city into small groups…. grow for ourselves

  • Ryan Keaveney 6 months ago

    And then the chef puts unsustainable, polluting, resource depleting chicken breast on the salad.

  • Amazing.

  • Osiris Malkovich 6 months ago

    Do they have to be non-GMO? Why limit it's potential that way?

  • logan holmberg 6 months ago

    So what kind of waste does it produce and what are the power requirements? Also is it cheaper than current agricultural practices and can it be used to grow things like potatoes, apples, cannola or wheat? So far you have only shown it growing products for a salad.

  • roz who 6 months ago

    Really appreciate all the info. Question.. Should I consider doing vertical farm out of a shipping container?

  • J.V Sastry 6 months ago

    hi brother!
    do you have your supply in india…..?

  • chris shepherd 6 months ago

    When setting up an urban commercial grow………how do you get around zoning laws in the city?

  • Shubhendu Bhuta 6 months ago

    Is there an email address or contact number where you can be reached ?

  • David 6 months ago

    Not as caffeinated in this one huh? ;)

  • Margaret Johnson 6 months ago

    2D supplemental lighting is well known. For the 3D pyramid (like) structure you show, what techniques to folks you to make sure the leaves are getting a consistent DLI?

  • Randomaited 6 months ago

    If only we could get billions of dollars of subsidies into this sort of enterprise, rather than in arms or oil.

  • Piyush Patel 6 months ago

    can you please mention website tool for planning indoor farming?

  • Den Uil 6 months ago

    Could you explain how these multi layer shelves with plants work? More specifically the lighting, and the distance to the crop, does that distance get smaller if the plant grows or do the shelves move appart to maintain the distance so your crops will not burn? or are the lights dimmed?

  • AwkwardYet 6 months ago

    You guys provide so much vital information. It's been a lot of help and hopefully by this time next year. I'll have a full commercial indoor farm

  • Atom Chapman 6 months ago

    Please don't stop making videos!!!