The Vertical Farming Scam
Wrong on So Many Levels

Cox, Stan
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/12/11/the-vertical-farming-scam/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  11/12/2012
Year Published:  2012  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14749

Vertical farming would involve using the floorspace of tall urban buildings for growing food plants through largely hydroponic methods. This is envisioned as a way to integrate food production with dense human populations, increase production per unit of land area, protect crops against pests without the use of chemicals, and take vulnerable agricultural soils out of production by relocating crops to cities. It can, in fact, achieve none of these goals.

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