Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Day 93- Nutrition Bite

A Columbia professor is proposing vertical farming such as building crops upward. The vertical skyscraper farms surrounded with glass walls are topped with a huge solar panel which can help reduce global warming. This professor also states that crops of all kinds can be grown and controlled in an urban setting. The locally grown food can eliminate shipping costs and pollution caused by transportation. For more information click here

Sugar Preacher's Experience
I am not sure if vertical faming is cost effective. As a real estate agent in NYC, I was able to observe the outrageous prices for buildings and land. However, lobbyists might be able to persuade the government to fund such a project. Locally grown food does eliminate shipping costs, and I think the quality is better.

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