A bankable technology of the future. All things must change in the coming hard reset.
A breath taking concept.
This is very interesting. I am wondering how controlled the environments need to be. It would great if the set up could be modularised and scaled up or down. And mounted and demounted also. There are lots of vacant buildings in real estate ‘limbo’ in the developed world for example old main street stores in towns displaced by out of town hypermarkets or older office blocks in cities with central cores and no big open office plan and so ard regarded as unfit for modern corporste office use. This vertical farming could be a great re-use idea for the likes of these.
And maybe it could be one for those shipping containers you hold so dear? Mount some p.v. solar units and organise a water supply and away you go?
I imagine this new way of producing would face difficulties fitting into the existing just-in-time food (and general supermarket) delivery infrastructure. I understand this is a totally different idea and looks to undercut the shipping element of food by producing locally but you wouldn’t be able to just demount those systems overnight. How would a transition occur? And if the produce cannot get into lots of shops it ain’t never going to sell. And they will have to produce more than kale and tomatoes.
And then there is the matter of what all this actually tastes like. That is kind of important too!
Yes, I am reading a book about the history of the world economy, “More”, by the FT writer Phillip Coggan. The chapter on ag, mentions a company in Boston that grows gardens in a shipping container called Freight Farms. See the link, my Irish brother from a different mother.
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