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Vertical Farming, Is It The Future of Food?

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What is the answer?  How will we feed the soon to be nine billion people on the planet?  Growing food with no soil?  Vertical farming?  Learn more here!
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Vertical farming is increasing around the world.  Is it good, or is it bad?  Will it be successful? Opinions vary.   Green Pie In The Sky? Vertical Farming Is On The Rise In Newark explains a bit more about this concept.   Learn more about the company in this video by visiting the company website:  AeroFarmsHere's another example of a vertical farm located in Singapore.  It is the hope that vertical farming will help Singapore become more self sufficient:  How Vertical Farms Bring Fresh Food To Booming Cities.  Finally, Are Vertical Farms The Future Of Agriculture?

Think vertical farms are the only idea out there about how we might be able to feed the planet?   Well, along comes Caleb Harper, another innovator with an idea:  This computer will grow your food in the future.  Caleb Harper has big ideas:  Food Computer: How Caleb Harper Inspires Us to Be Future Farmers.  Now, See what goes into creating your own personal food computer:  Personal Food Computer Build Video from Open Agriculture Initiative. Read an article about this idea from Smithsonian Magazine: What Is a Personal Food Computer?  Lastly, watch his National Geographic Talk:  Revolutionizing the Way We Grow Food.  Is a food computer of vertical farming the solution to a growing population and the inability to feed the world? 

What is the future of farming?  Bill Gates shares some ideas here! What does TED have to say?  Other TED Talks on Farming include:
A garden in my apartment.
A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Love everything FOOD?  Here's a whole list of TED Talks on FOOD!  

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