Vertical Farming as a Contributor to Global Food Security and Climate Resilience
By 2025, Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) will support more than 10% of all vegetable and herb production in the US, adding $2.3B in additional food production capacity. CEA opens up agricultural productivity to virtually any location, saving transportation costs, reducing food waste, improving food safety, dramatically reducing water, lowering pesticides and agricultural runoff, adding traceability and consistency to food production, and mitigating the impacts of climate change. In this talk, Roger Buelow will brief us on the growing importance of vertical farms and what they can bring to communities globally. He will talk us through a case study describing his collaboration with the Navy to launch innovation. Then we will take a look forward to some of the far-reaching innovations that vertical farming technology could bring next: from farms growing medicine to CEA-grown food in hostile environments.
About this Lecture
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