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The Economist Looks At Vertical Farming and Asks: Does It Stack Up?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Oliver Foster's Vertical Farm The Economist does a good summary of the strengths and weaknesses of vertical farming . They note that "The necessary technology already exists. The glasshouse industry has more than a century's experience of growing crops indoors in large quantities", and that "The technology of hydroponics allows almost any kind of plant to be grown in nutrient-rich water, from root crops like radishes and potatoes to fruit such as melons and even cereals like maize." But does it make sense to go hi-rise?... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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