City farming

A new way to feed our planet:

No pesticides? That’s a given.

But also: no dirt (reusable cloth instead), no sun (LED lights instead) and 95% less water used than in a regular farm. (The CC subtitles on this video are pretty good if you want to use them to confirm your understanding or check your dictation.)

Just a few things to think about or research: How much does it all cost? How does the nutrition compare? How will this impact rural farmers or international trade? How much vertical farming is being done in Japan?

Here’s one answer to one of the questions:

“How a Japanese Vertical Farm is Growing Strawberries using LED for the First Time” (from a site called AgFunder News)


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