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High-hanging fruit?: Feeding cities with vertical farming

By 2050, 68% of the global population is expected to live in cities and eat 80% of the food produced. Unless we find a way to grow food within or near cities, the ecological footprint of feeding the masses could be devastating. Meet the cities and companies thinking ahead of the farming curve.

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  • brutally_honest

    they aren't setup to grow those other things. Nutrients and such in the plant are on par with conventionally grown products. They can be slightly less at times and slightly more other times.
    Not all veggies grown in a field have the same nutrient content. This is because a field has variable soil compaction and allows some plants more or less nutrient.
    In hydroponics/aeroponics/fogponics we can tweak the output values in the produce… it is no different than various conventional farmers producing lesser/higher quality products…
    The system I am setting up will be large enough to feed 140,000 workers everyday of the year plus sell cost effective produce to small local communities.
    My operation is going to house 5 grow methods (soil based, hydroponic, aquaponics, Aeroponics, and Fogponics-High Pressure Aero)
    It is being setup to grow asparagus, onions, beans, peas, potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, spinach, celery, strawberry, and various tree fruit.

    Some crops have little financial reward while others see a hefty chunk of change.
    other important features to having such a large scale localised operation are the
    – local economic impacts of hiring local
    – providing more affordable produce
    – control over logistics and produce health
    – large reduction in related ghg's

  • Anthony Coyle

    2 million pound a year wow i went to my local store got a pound of green for $4 and i bet the farm got $2 so $4millon gross income for the world's largest setup. It won't cover the the investor's returns , let alone power and Lalor and most important to dumping cost of all the ewaste. If you can't smell this scam you deserve to lose your money
    Eventually people will work out you can't feed i city on greens as this system will never grow a apple