Posted: April 4, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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According to the Vertical Farm Project, by the year 2050 the earth’s human population will have increased by around 3 billion, and 80% will reside in urban centers. The project estimates 109 hectares of new land (about 20% more land than the area of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed them, if traditional farming practices continue as they are practiced today. The project asks; “How are we to avoid this impending disaster”? (via Interview with Dr. Dickson Despommier – The Father of Vertical Farming | URBNFUTR)


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