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As climate change worsens and the global population rises, we risk food shortages worldwide. Are organic farming and hydroponics the key to farming’s future? SUBSCRIBE: Unpredictable weather patterns are forcing farmers to adopt new methods to maintain a viable business while making food production as efficient as possible. A small farm in south Dakota has turned to organic farming and invested in their dirt while others have taken climate out of the equation and invested in hydroponics, growing vegetables in large warehouses. In the last of our What Happens Next, we explore the future of food through farming. FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: Twitter: Check out the rest of our videos: Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at to read more. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsHAS Climate Chamber 1 – Agrilution – Vertical Farming – Thought For Food Challenge 2013THESIS 2013 RMUTT – INNOVATION VERTICAL FARMING FOR FUTURE IN BANGKOK (HD)Combining agricultural, forestry, and climate change agendas in Europe – Christian DuprazThis Farm in Mexico is Growing a Solution to Climate Change (HBO)This New Method of Farming Could Change Where Our Food Comes From | TimeAdjusting to climate change: Gardening classes for pupils in Lesotho

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  • Fahad AlAbsi 9 months ago

    We speak about 9 Billion People but in reality, we are not feeding half of that even when we are having excess crops or food, we need to change first to appreciate Human lives and improving lifestyle, culture of sharing over the ​culture of selling or burning food before we exaggerate the numbers to drive new technologies who are only going to cater to restaurants and 5 star hotels

  • Just Curious 9 months ago

    @Vertical farming without sunlight:
    Many people underestimate the gigantic amount of energy the sun is providing.
    1 m² of soil gets about 1000 (Germany) or 2000 (Arizona) kWh of solar irradiation per year.
    And even the most efficient LED only convert a fraction of the electricity into light.

    Okay, there are some options to increase efficiency, for instance not wasting electricity to produce green light, which the plants can't use.

    Nevertheless you would need extremely much electricity to grow nourishing food (calories!) for many people.
    My optimistic assumption: 1 GW permanent power (e.g. nuclear) could feed 100.000 people. A plant-based diet of course, no meat, no milk,…

    If such "food-factories" will play a role in the future, it won't be the supply of calories.

  • raise consciousness 9 months ago

    Industrial Farmers only have 10" of topsoil left. Not addressing it as a national security Issue says a lot about the lack of transparency in our shrinking democracy. It takes hundreds of years to recapture a inch of top soil. Modern agriculture is pure evil. Hint the rise of frankenfoods. 2030 RISE OF THE MACHINES. Citizenry will be the new peasantry.

  • Arturo Rincon 9 months ago

    where do I sign up?

  • David Wright 9 months ago

    building up is best for indoor farming

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  • Elerium 9 months ago

    "Organic" is a marketing trick

  • Copperdog 9 months ago

    There are all these warning signs when I was a kid, and my dad just looked the other way, and now look at what I have to deal with.

  • Cade Hartung 9 months ago

    The organic farmers that we saw in the beginning and at the end are what the best conventional farmers are doing today. Constant monitoring of the soil’s nutrients and organic matter in essential to sustainable farming. On our conventional farm since we switched to a no till operation 15 years ago we have noticed big difference in our organic matter and the soil’s ability to hold moisture has increased. We seed wheat, barley, canola, and peas in a four year rotation to help manage disease, weeds and insects so that we are not 100% reliant on pesticides. This also reduces our input costs. What I’m trying to say is that you don’t have to farm organically and drive food prices up at the consumer level to farm sustainability and ethically.

  • MrEndzo 9 months ago

    Fake and gay.

  • Atlas Tobin 9 months ago

    The meat industry is going to die… Cultured meat is the future…

  • Atlas Tobin 9 months ago

    So called "cultured meat" and genetically engineered food that doesn't use pesticides or fertilizers is the future…
    GMOs could also reverse climate change…

  • Muhammad Fanriado 9 months ago

    lol, chicken in the left try to tail bite other 4:13 ………. oh good content by the way.

  • Marco Polo 9 months ago

    Fuck climate change, we will trump that with these new technologies. We will make weather change our little bitch

  • Deek Douglas 9 months ago

    3:44 What kinda farm is this? Where are all the GPU's

  • Robby 9 months ago

    Food production at it's most basic form is not soil. It's solar. Everything is solar energy.

  • Getranke Nomimono 9 months ago

    Ok, now that we're out of election season and Quartz has decided to pull their head out of their ass Ive subscribed. If I was to have made a production on the topic of farming and ecology it had touched on all these points.

  • samir hiddani 9 months ago

    this is the real content .

  • sai supra sidhu 9 months ago

    sir can I know the cost of soil less farming, what are the foods to be grown in that can anyone tell me about that