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Copy of Pros and Cons of Vertical Farming

Exactly what you think.
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Nick Hogervorst

on 21 April 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Pros and Cons of Vertical Farming

PROS CONS VERTICAL
FARMING PROS CONS 365 DAY
CROPS LESS EXTERNAL DISTURBANCE ORGANIC MINIMIZE FOOTPRINT RECYCLING & CONVERSION MINIMAL TRANSPORTATION FARMING IS ONLY ONE PART EXPENSIVE THE SUN "Vertical farming" doesn't stack up.
Stan Cox and David Van Tassel. Synthesis/Regeneration. .52 (Spring 2010) p4. Word Count: 2787.
Agriculture in America has become an ecological, social and nutritional disaster of sufficiently huge scale to inspire a recent frenzy of book-writing, filmmaking, conference-holding and project-initiating. The critiques Vertical farming, does it really stack up?
The Economist. (Winter 2010) Agriculture: Growing crops in vertical farms in the heart of cities is said to be a greener way to produce food. But the idea is still unproven The Future of Agriculture May Be Up
Owen Fletcher (Fall 2012) Advocates of 'vertical farming' say growing crops in urban high-rises will eventually be both greener and cheaper
Farming: Vertically Challenged?
Graham Harvey (Spring 2008) Vertical farms may be the hot story, but a network of good old-fashioned kitchen-gardens would produce better food Could this be what farming looks like a couple decades down the road? With the realization years ago that there are more people on Earth then it can support. Vertical farming has become a very real option to help grow the food needed to support the growing population. Vertical Farming, the Pros and Cons
Whitneyo . The Vert Blog (Fall 2010)
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