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In our series, Real Food, we take a look at the growing trend of vertical farming. Companies like Aerofarms are rethinking how we grow vegetables by going up to provided fresh and affordable produce. Michelle Miller reports. Subscribe to the "CBS This Morning" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q0v2hE Watch "CBS This Morning" HERE: http://bit.ly/1T88yAR Watch the latest installment of "Note to Self," only on "CBS This Morning," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Sh8XlB Follow "CBS This Morning" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q7NGnY Like "CBS This Morning" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1LhtdvI Follow "CBS This Morning" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Xj5W3p Follow "CBS This Morning" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1SIM4I8 Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- Delivered by Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, "CBS This Morning" offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of news and information to a daily audience of 3 million viewers. The Emmy Award-winning broadcast presents a mix of daily news, coverage of developing stories of national and global significance, and interviews with leading figures in politics, business and entertainment. Check local listings for "CBS This Morning" broadcast times.
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Mr ThuGamer (4 days ago)
If we would stop eating meat we would have enouph food for the whole world population. For every 500 grammes (1 pound) of meat, you need about 6 kg (12 pounds) of grains and 9500 liters (1200 gallons) of water.
jaymeez (14 days ago)
Solar Power could take care of the electricity costs easily
Cala Gurry (16 days ago)
no to plastic wrap
Fish Lover (24 days ago)
What is the use of this !!!! The Soil contains all the nutrients without soil it’s of no use
lovedivasong (24 days ago)
I think it's an amazing idea, but they really need to not use plastic packaging, that is not the future.
Kiyarose3999 (1 month ago)
What about all the single use plastic, the only way to avoid this is by running an Organic Veg Box Scheme, so the local community would be your customers NOT unsustainable energy intensive supermarkets!. Cut out the Supermarkets and supply in Box’s to locals!
Kiyarose3999 (1 month ago)
We already grow enough food to feed a population of 10 Billion people, but 80% of world grain and Legumes( +1/3 of all commercially caught fish) is fed to the 70 BILLION animals bred for eating every year!
Jayant N (1 month ago)
Hello aero farm... Can you show some tutorial on how to produce food like that.
Hrushikesh K (1 month ago)
Can't they use solar electricity?
Rap Coco (1 month ago)
is fake
Leo (2 months ago)
*creates a vertical farm to help the planet* at the same time *uses not recycled plastic*
Allen Pan (2 months ago)
What material is the cloth and how does it work?
JudithLim YG (2 months ago)
Why not franchise this method of farming to other places and locations like the way you franchise your KFCs and McDonald's. I am sure there are plenty of developing and underdeveloped countries which could do with this type of farming? Imagine no more going under the hot sun to farm everyday is a big plus for those of us living in hot countries.
Balázs Kecskeméti (3 months ago)
2:56 thumbs up for CBS to have done the research and ask an actual expert, who is critical of the vertical farming fad.
Robin Gilliver (3 months ago)
Fad!?
Mert İzmir (4 months ago)
Behzat hocaya selamlar 👍👋
Living With Purpose (4 months ago)
Would it work with solar energy?
Tom Meyers (4 months ago)
Section 8 housing for lettuce.
Jeanne Ciaccio (4 months ago)
No pesticides...practically no water...can eventually use solar energy...non gmo...love it!
Jared Foy (4 months ago)
There’s not a bad thing wrong with that.
Jean Hudson (5 months ago)
better still, don't package in single use plastic
Jack Charbonneau (5 months ago)
Seems like a fun work environment...🤓
Erin Marquez (5 months ago)
gofundme.com/future-farms-of-america
mrduckman225 (5 months ago)
Black kids solve the world's hunger problem them some old white Boomer says it's not good cuz they can't make money off it... Hurry Jesus please
Engineer HSSE (5 months ago)
Seems too much energy consumption.?
diwas limbu (6 months ago)
is this make millionaire
alton gifford (7 months ago)
All the machinery they use on the farm costs money also and I notice those workers don`t have to be bending down all the time which most Americans don`t like to do. I understand that in California there`s problems between farms and cities competing for water usage. I think there`s a lot to be said in favor of this type of farming.
alton gifford (5 months ago)
@Brian Diehl Huh?
Brian Diehl (5 months ago)
"All the machinery they use on the farm costs money" It also costs money to transport food, so it balances out
Kiyarose3999 (7 months ago)
We already grow enough food to feed 10 Billion people, just 3/4 of it goes to feeding the 70 Billion animals bred for eating by a minority of people in mainly the ‘developed’ countries!. Vertical growth of crops is good for resource efficiency and food miles as they can be placed in a town. But I don’t like the fact that these Vertical farms use single use plastic packaging. To be Green they need to use the waste nutrients from the town they serve as fertilisers so they have a nutrient cycle, and deliver produce in boxes to independent small scale shops, Green Grocers etc. While they supply big stores they will keep using single use plastic!.
Kiyarose3999 (5 months ago)
Brian Diehl But we can’t ignore the social and environmental costs of animal farming to our health, the environment, social justice, global warming etc. I would disagree with the 30% figure re waste food. Supermarkets on their own are responsible for not far off 30% on their own. When the factor in the loss on farms of Fruit n Veg that is discarded cos it’s not the usual shape or even size, whole fields of Veg are ploughed back into the land cos it grew a bit too big, and Orchards scrubbed up cos the supermarket that was buying their fruit suddenly decices not to use that particular Apple anymore. Then there’s the Supermarket warehouses where whole Pallets of food are wasted, then when you get to the supermarket they chuck tons of perfectly good food and other consumables straight in the skip together, I know cos I am many of my friends used live from the skipped food from just a small Coop, the mega Supermarkets Chuck trolleys full of perfectly good fruit n veg etc every day. Then there’s the waste many people cause from making too much food for a meal or buy too much salad n veg that ends up going bad and chucked!. We live in an extremely inefficient system, which is just the way the powers that be want it, cos more waste equals more stuff sold, and more Petroleum used in Transport etc.
Brian Diehl (5 months ago)
Even if we ignore the food going to animals, we still grow enough, just 30% of food is waisted
Jose Rosa Collazo (8 months ago)
No sunlight? U need artificial light to meet the spectrum for photosynthesis.
Sigma Geranimo (8 months ago)
Subtitute from the sun ? ? what happen to the sun ? it is going to shut off ?
Nick name s (8 months ago)
Fake and artificial food. Another way to create more unhealthy food with out vitamins and minerals that the body needs. GreaT JoB, lmao.
Bird Man (9 months ago)
Have a beautiful day 🇺🇸
Timeoftroubles (9 months ago)
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Take wheat, for example. Imagine milling the wheat and turning into flour in the building next door. Now imagine building next to that makes many different types of bread. So on and so forth. No multiply this by every other potential indoor crop. How many jobs can we create in this manner? How much wealth can we create? The biggest impediment is energy cost. Free, or nearly free energy is the key to unlocking this door.
Omar Ahmed (9 months ago)
A square structure producing only greens then packed in plastics....fail! Where are the bees?
Kiyarose3999 (9 months ago)
What about all the plastic trays that hold the plants they will break after not too long with constant use!. Also the single use plastic packaging is a big issue, that you don’t get with local independent Greengrocers where u buy the veg/salad loose and use a paper bag if needed. One last thing, I noticed no mention of where the nutrients come from or what they are made from. We as consumers are chucking away down our sewers and in landfill sites all our nutrients instead of using local veg waste etc to make Liquid fertilisers. So chucking nutrients away to be replaced with manufacered nutrient mix’s.
SlipKnotRicky (9 months ago)
The "Pros" will only outweigh the "Cons" when they can pay the Electric bill without a Government Subsidy..........
purpleXpotion (12 days ago)
Why? I would imagine it has to be one of the least frivolous government expenditures.. If not your own food supply, what else would you prefer your tax dollars go towards? 🤷🏻‍♀️
artoru vidal2 (8 months ago)
No need to pay when you have solar panels
Rap Coco (9 months ago)
idustreille finanz diebe why the international finanz crisis Billion nation aha export spinner deep state this is the tradding war the world Nation is by Milliarde thanks propaganda deeps
Curiosité Constante (9 months ago)
No soil ? So your nutrient rich solution where it come from, mining fertiliser, if you don't use a healthy living soil, the nutrients in your green are not what they should be, not good, eat those thing if you like you will pay the price later one : /
Hardik Kochar (10 months ago)
How can i contact you so that i can get consultancy over it
F F (10 months ago)
is it possible for rice to grow here?
Some Person (10 months ago)
I would guess the biggest costs would be climate control more than LEDs, though most of their lights in this video are florescent t4s? Seriously, could you imagine paying to heat that building all winter in Chicago?
South Ghost (11 months ago)
One question that needs to be settled, is the seeds GMO or Non-GMO? Also it almost seems as if we need ways of producing energy either from solar or wind, or adopt methods from Elon Musk , using re-usable energy to run the factories 24/7 with sustainable energy systems!!
Anarcho-fascist (9 months ago)
South Ghost would it save water by using drip irrigation?
What's the electric bill for these gmos? Sun light is still free isn't it😳
Pontihack (1 year ago)
pay attention people, this is not safe to eat. this is funded by the goldman sachs. consider this the next monsanto. i can't find a food safety study. the USDA went in and said this is not organic.
abdullah Al-Qahtani (1 year ago)
I am infected with Candida fungi I can not eat vegetables and fruits of all kinds. I thank God who made me take your products and they are the perfect choice for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 💚😍
Ronnie Castillo (1 year ago)
one question is left. are these hydroponic crops really rich in nutrients? it grows artificially (LED-light doesnt have the same spectrum of energy as the sunlight) and without the minerals that are found in soil.
o Terik (1 year ago)
What about inputs for nutrients, consumption and the spectrum of led light?
D. James (1 year ago)
We are definitely on the right path, but we must find a better way to package and not use plastics, and what other types of food can be added to the process?? Greens are fine, but can more vegetables, fruits, and trees be grown in these spaces??
cuz josh (1 year ago)
this is not a news nor the report. This is obviously another commercial. so do you want to eat veggies that grew upon plastic? instead of actual natural soil? May be today but what about in the long run? what about next generations? why do you think plants grow on the soil. Do they know every factors, contents and so on about the nature and soil? I won't let my family eat these. They have to be labeled separately. like this "these vegies are 'raised' by men off of artificial (man made) nutrition water on a plastic" So we can choose to buy or not to buy
Sergiu C (1 year ago)
Will this vegetable give us a reasonable amount of vitamins and minerals??
Tony Montana (1 year ago)
3,99 is to much And yes it is the future
ave melvin tividad (1 year ago)
How to start an aerofarm/ vertical farming
cenexes 12 (1 year ago)
you know why all the colleges say it want last ? cause they can't figure out how to put more students into crippling debt to teach it to them
Louis Postel (1 year ago)
I'd like to share a piece I wrote on Atmospheric Water Generation - "A Straw in the Sky" which promises unlimited, free, clean water almost anywhere https://blog.graphisoftus.com/graphisoft/a-straw-in-the-sky
Kevis A (1 year ago)
Although the tech looks like is solving problems, the story didn't mention the nutritional value of the greens being grown. It mentions controlling the nutrients for plants but that's about it. Just cuz it looks green doesn't mean it's healthy. GMO seeds have been engineered to look, taste and last a lot longer than your non-GMO seeds. Something to think about.
Joseph Morris (1 year ago)
They've been growing marijuana like this for years
Chadwick Horn (4 months ago)
You can sell that for substantially more per pound than arugula, however.
Ismail saja (7 months ago)
Whut! i've been thinking about that for while!
Kiyarose3999 (9 months ago)
Joseph Morris not vertically surely, and links to that?.
Eric Wright (1 year ago)
Factory farms cruel to plants.
creamone (1 year ago)
The problem with our Free Market Capitalist system is that it's LIFE BLIND, around 3 minutes into the video you have someone saying that it's not cost effective and energy efficient because of all the LED lights used to grow the food. This problem can easily be fixed by getting off the grid and using solar or wind energy. We can end hunger on Earth with these vertical farms easily but Capitalism demands a profit first. It's time to end this Free market and get into a more emergent society where every bodies needs are met. Check out the Venus Project.
creamone (1 year ago)
I know, read my post I never said it wasn't. The people in the video say that. What I was saying is that we can power all the Led's with solar or wind power thus getting off the natural gas and Coal driven power grids we use today.
Blood Eagle 88 (1 year ago)
creamone Leds cut back your electric bill.
MJ G (1 year ago)
Thin Film Tech Aeroponic + Remo nutrients
embrj145 (1 year ago)
This guy is against because of the high energy consumption, but what about the energy saved by growing food locally , no long distance transport needed, and it's freshest, i'm in NY and some of the vegetables and greens i buy comes from all the way in California, how much energy is spent doing that, plus the fact that this food can be grown all year long , pest control, weather damage , etc etc etc ...and the energy consumption could be mitigated by solar panels or something...
Jorel Byssainthe (1 month ago)
@MightyMag not saying that he missed it but sometimes this finding don't take everything into account.
Alex - In - Houston (1 month ago)
@Closing the Loop Disagrees with you = Paid shill ?
Michał Kulikowski (2 months ago)
@James Asper Yep, I agree with you. I graduated in photonics (which is deeply about the light itself plus a lot about the solar energy, practical costs, efficiency, technologies etc but also a lot about LEDs) and I barely can see any costs there compared to the costs of regular farming. I mean come on... this is so bloody obvious that it hurts me to read any skeptical comments.
john doe (5 months ago)
@Ed Mozley The square footage on that rooftop can't provide enough energy.
Ed Mozley (5 months ago)
@john doe I think the idea is that you put the solar panels on top of the building/warehouse in the city centre - nothing to do with wiping out farmland
Keith Wo (1 year ago)
Only because the country is unwilling to start transitioning to renewable green energy
Jon Snow (1 year ago)
What kind of cloth are they growing the seeds? Can somebody help? Thanks.
Zoraki Kenpachi (1 year ago)
Detroit can use this to feed itself and create some income. Give it a try Detroit.
Cory Vanderbaan (1 year ago)
The modification to these crops is adaptation to LEDs.
Cory Vanderbaan (1 year ago)
This trend of agriculture is sure to be practiced worldwide with appreciation, and are to be properly incorporated. The percentage of vertical harvest is 900.9% ready in little time.
KMS Writer (2 years ago)
What if they were to build one of these in a desert where the outside was covered with solar panels using the sun, which is rarely blocked by cloud cover, to power all the components needed? One acre ten stories high could do the work of ten acres of open land. I wonder if crops like corn and wheat could be grown in this way. It would stop the polution of ground water from the pesticides now needed. Seem to be the future of agriculture.
Jahn Khan (4 months ago)
And its probably using not much water but the water u need to clean the solar panels is a lot
Jahn Khan (4 months ago)
@Chadwick Horn in Desert you need also a lot of water to clean the solar panels.
Chadwick Horn (4 months ago)
@Jahn Khan incorrect. Deserts have the same issues as anywhere else. Most vegetables and fruit grown in the USA are actually grown in deserts (Central Valley in California), but are still limited by seasonality since contrary to belief, it snows in deserts. Water is an issue, but these systems use less than 10% of the water from traditional systems.
Jahn Khan (8 months ago)
in a desert yoou have no water. And actually you have enough light you dont neet to build that aerofarm. the bigger problems are water. You will need a lot of water to clean the solar panels as well.
Antonio Costa (9 months ago)
You would need to transport the water. Unless there is, there are underground water deposits.
The Void (2 years ago)
The plants say: "Sun! Light! Please!"
arminlok (2 years ago)
What kind of lights do they use? I can see led grow lights somewhere but there are just few of them.(i guess different stages of growing) But what is this white light?
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
I believe they use a combination of different types of LED bulbs. Some of them are the red spectrum but most are the white with blue spectrum
Elmer Cuaton (2 years ago)
do you think they have no side effects for this crops it grows in artificial environment
Blood Eagle 88 (1 year ago)
Elmer Cuaton Nope no side effects.
The Nice Way (2 years ago)
why is he wearing a hair net
Blood Eagle 88 (1 year ago)
The Nice Way So he doesn't get hair in the vegetables while packaging.
fatimah lily (2 years ago)
does anyone know about the reusable fabric they use? what is it called and where i can get or buy it?
Frank Baker (8 months ago)
@Diego Piscoya no
Diego Piscoya (8 months ago)
@Frank Baker did you find ?
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
Any chance you can post a link to a site where you've seen it? I can't find anything. or email to [email protected]
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
THAAAANK YOUUUUUUU!!!!
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
Soooo glad you asked this. I've been dying to know what it is.
Dom Dukes (2 years ago)
Goldman Sachs would love to take over this market and prevent others from learning about it so people don't become self sufficient
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
I agree. If enough people test different ways/methods then it will only get better
Prashant Garg (2 years ago)
Their investment would show to other investors that they are missing out on something, which would create a pool of potential funds for potential entrepreneurs that would work in such industry and innovate better ways. :)
Dom Dukes (2 years ago)
Energy is actually free but that information is kept suppressed.
Michał Kulikowski (2 months ago)
@Alexander Her Just buy a solar panel and you will see :D
Deothius (5 months ago)
@Alexander Her Not the OP but I can give you Space Solar which gives energy returns in a equivalent of up to $18 Trill: https://np.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/4uxdbn/im_donald_j_trump_and_im_your_next_president_of/d5tmz74/
Alexander Her (8 months ago)
how so?
Angie Swyers (2 years ago)
It is the Future, But the Taste Is not there.
Blood Eagle 88 (1 year ago)
Frank Baker Only organic living soil can provide the best and cleanest taste.
Nathan Rogers (1 year ago)
My chard, lettuce, spinach, and kale are as good as anything field grown.
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
I've grown multiple varieties of lettuce in my living room and the taste is not bad actually. I'm going to grow swiss chard, kale and spinach next. It's just a matter of time before the science is tweaked enough to make them taste a little better.
cpetch10 (2 years ago)
This technology is really useful in developing countries because that's where the world's population is going to grow.
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
Well, that's where it will grow the most.
Aaron M (2 years ago)
It's great.
Brian Frederick (2 years ago)
Nice segment. Well done.
freevideos051 (2 years ago)
Put solar panels on roof
Tony Montana (1 year ago)
freevideos051 I did
Blood Eagle 88 (1 year ago)
ShipIsLove ShipIsLife It would cut back the costs and save the energy.
Blood Eagle 88 (1 year ago)
Frank Baker It's not bad for them.
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
Eh, that would actually complicate things. Then they would have both artificial and natural lighting... not sure that's a good thing for the plants
Danny Perski (1 year ago)
Well, 1) it would most certainly be cost effective especially in an operation at this scale and 2) they've received millions in local grants so they can certainly afford the investment
Basic Security videos (2 years ago)
how hard would it be to run this off solar lol now after you get that done damn all you need to do is make it air tight and hold pressure and slap that bitch on the moon or something lol
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
Seriously!!! In the beginning, when they are zoooming in for a birds-eye view of the building, I was screaming: YOU'VE GOT SHITLOADS OF ROOM ON THAT ROOF FOR SOLAR PANELS!!! But, there's a lot of smart people running that business. Soooo, maybe, just maybe there's a reason why they haven't incorporated solar - building codes, might be an airport nearby that causes problems with glare, location of building/geo-location in relation to the sun....
Stealth Trees (2 years ago)
I wonder what nutrients they use?
Julia Set (3 months ago)
Blood Eagle 88, it’s not in your food, it’s in the growth medium. I use manure in my garden as fertilizer, I’m not eating manure.
Blood Eagle 88 (1 year ago)
alien discrimination You don't want nitrates in your food.
alien discrimination (2 years ago)
mostly nitrates, phosphates and potash
Jorge G (2 years ago)
how will they plant cereals?
Antonio Costa (9 months ago)
Just as they’ve done by centuries. Plowing the fields. Hydroponics or vertical farming is for vegetables , not grains.
trapasiya Hiru (2 years ago)
how can i set up this thing in my contry..? can you provide primary information about its set up?
Sergio Milho (2 years ago)
First time I heard of it. I did had a potential business idea around it in my early year's in high school but I had no clue how to do it in the first place.
Michael Wilder (2 years ago)
Wtf? Why don't they turn that shit into a skyscrapper?? Why is the building so low??
Nathan Rogers (1 year ago)
Generally speaking they convert old derelict buildings. The Aerofarm shown for example was inside of an old steel plant. Reusing existing buildings is far more economical than building a new structure for it.
Ramit Inyah (1 year ago)
@Rory lmao, well said.
Cazador Ashwill (1 year ago)
Rory Hanlon money?
Michael Wilder (2 years ago)
guess you haven;t seen prefab/modular skyscrapers being built
Rory Hanlon (2 years ago)
Because building a skyscraper to grow kale is commercially viable
numerobis (2 years ago)
you don't want to know what "nutrients rich solution" means...
Felox (2 years ago)
Iceland could use this and have no problem with energy costs since 97% of their electricity comes from geothermal plants
Tom Atos (2 years ago)
no pesticides my butt. They're all lies
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
That's right. Because of the ultra short grow time and a strictly controlled environment, there are very few threats either to the plants or the water and nutrients that feed them.
Spicy Meat (2 years ago)
These crops have a very short span from seed to harvest. Any competent grower can oversee such a crop with no pesticides. Not everything is a conspiracy.
Dave H. (2 years ago)
But it would be fairly easy to keep pests out of the building. So why would they need pesticides?
Motoroil (2 years ago)
Also, there is no "free lunch" If it is all they say it is....how much electricity s being used? where does that electricity come from? How much more coal and nat gas is being burned to get that electricity? what happend when nat gas goes to infinity? what then? $100 arugula?
Kiyarose3999 (2 months ago)
Michał Kulikowski lol
Michał Kulikowski (2 months ago)
@Kiyarose3999 Nobody knows man, I can't really understand if this comment is a joke or serious and still can't understand its meaning
Kiyarose3999 (7 months ago)
Motoroil what do you mean ‘when Nat Gas goes to ‘affinity’?
· 0xFFF1 (2 years ago)
Solar is effectively a free lunch. The sun won't go out for billions of years (read: forever, for you) irrespective of whether we use all that energy pelted at Earth for our own purposes or let it radiate back into space on its own. Buy kilowatts from a solar farm in a desert or other very good place for solar. Use that money earned from selling kilowatt-hours over there to buy kilowatt-hours for the local vertical farm. Also buy solar panels on your building if it'll be profitable where you are. Use only Red and Blue spectrum LEDs because plants reflect green and thus green would be wasted. (you can tell they reflect green because they look green) Pump water back up to recycle it. Be sure to calibrate the pH, clean it, add nutrients etc. You don't need to have a water bill if you simulate the water cycle in-house.
leon singleton (2 years ago)
Tastes like card board and newspaper.
Blood Eagle 88 (1 year ago)
Frank Baker What did you grow them in though. Did you grow them in soil.
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
I've grown multiple varieties of lettuce in my living room and it tasted pretty good actually
hsuq 7052 (2 years ago)
Solar panels. Problem solved
Spylee (4 months ago)
@Frank Baker it is recycled plastic bottles. It is rewashable and reusable. Have seen another documentary
Ismail saja (7 months ago)
U're genius!
Saylus Alvares (9 months ago)
Frank Baker Was wondering the same question.
F F (9 months ago)
@Rich Hart i'm glad about that. 😊
Rich Hart (9 months ago)
F F modern nuclear reactors have very few radiation concerns. They are well shielded enough to reduce radiation levels to levels safe for humans to live next to. Honestly, the radiation given off by the sun in more of a concern then the radiation given off by a nuclear reactor. . For example, I believe close to 75% of France’s energy (don’t quote me on it) comes from nuclear power and you never hear of health related problems because of it. The main problem with nuclear energy is public perception.
Motoroil (2 years ago)
The craziest premise I have ever heard of. Vertical farming...whatever go ahead and do it. POPULATION REDUCTION AT ANY COST YES!!!!!! NOW If you think t is increasing by 20%.... do anything to stop and reverse it... not feed them!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ahmed S. (2 years ago)
GOOTENAGEN English please.
yin ng (2 years ago)
Can turn all those massive out of business shopping mall into vertical farms nationwide.
Ismail saja (7 months ago)
Yes we can! change we need!
wclifton968 (9 months ago)
its a good idea except all the buildings probably have asbestos in them
Patrick Schaefer (1 year ago)
damn fine idea. This is what we should do with all the places that wind up abandoned because of internet shopping.
Zoraki Kenpachi (1 year ago)
Detroit man, Detroit.
Lisa A. (2 years ago)
yin ng They need to get the mold out.
Darlene Laski (2 years ago)
Let's send it to Africa and Samalia.
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
Countries like Taiwan, South Korea and Eastern Asia are already doing this. Africa and Somalia? Would be much more difficult. For many countries it's a lack of space and dirt that is their major problem. In Africa it's a water, disease and revenue problem.
Spicy Meat (2 years ago)
And who is supposed to pay to get the produce from USA to Africa? And this idea would be counterproductive in Africa, lack of space isn't a concern, lack of sunlight isn't a concern, whereas energy is. Sorry, but the issues throughout Africa are far deeper than what is seen on the surface. The poor and starving are that way because of the rich and powerful across the continent, not simply because they are poor and starving by chance.
Darlene Laski (2 years ago)
Spicy Meat both!🙌
Spicy Meat (2 years ago)
The produce or the idea?
Darlene Laski (2 years ago)
This is a win-win innovation using renewable energy sources. Beautiful!!!
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
Well yes, but just not as much when it's a clear, sunny sky. Do you have any idea what that white material is that they plant their seeds in?
TheRoidemortetfleur (2 years ago)
yeast farming works even without solar panels...or a chip on the shoulder
Edson Medina (2 years ago)
Solar panels work even with cloudy sky. Get your facts straight.
iutaro girotto (2 years ago)
you just said the wind is blowing, harvest the wind? have you seen the big fans with the turbines? did i just blow your mind? even tough i agree nuclear is the way forward your comment is not smart
Felox (2 years ago)
darthvader5300 you're using one area of the planet where human settlements aren't common because of its climate most areas where people live in are near oceans and sunny areas where sunlight is abundant with also having the option of creating geothermal plants in any area nowadays. the problems for vertical farming as I've seen are minimal since companies could just ship foods from the area towards any designated place where it's in demand.
Aubrey Sweatt II (2 years ago)
wow amazing how far our aquaculture has come now. the funny thing their talking about energy about the lights but our government has worked out free energy but they don't want you to know it cuz of the big oil company's that would loose money because most of our government has their hands in the pockets of the oil industry. we could have been saving this Earth a long time ago but we live in a money hungry Society where our government is the ones benefiting from the riches and the poor stay poor and the ones feeling all the problems at the end of the day. America is the new North Korea where our government lies and keep secrets from us and uses mind control through the news networks to lie to the citizens of their states. it's very sad what we have come to and disgusting. if anyone speaks out against them about peace and change they will be killed like Kennedy, Martin Luther King ,Malcolm X, Lincoln and there's proof backing it all up. such a sad time to be living in.
Blood Eagle 88 (1 year ago)
America has been that way for quite some time. Did you know the government has a cure for cancer and aids and have had it for quite some time too. Hemp can also be used for oil as it is the longest burning and most eco friendly. Hemp can also be used for lots of other things as well like paper and it takes less time to produce than trees.
Frank Baker (1 year ago)
I think you're right for the most part. But, in a free-market society, like USA, when the demand is high enough private citizens will do what's necessary to develop a decent product at a fair price and the government won't be able to stop it. Soon my friend, we will be able to give the middle eastern countries and the powerful oil corporations the middle finger because our cars won't need gasoline. Soon......... very soon!
raziffalyan fa (2 years ago)
+Aubrey Sweatt, In most developed countries they are trying to cut down their oil usage. It needs to be changed slowly because most countries are dependent on oil, right? You can't just change it instantly. And actually, we live in the most 'comfortable' era, sure the wealth gap is growing bigger, but that's the side effect of capitalism. And my view about the US (YES this is purely my opinion, correct me if I'm wrong), it's going backward, as Trump just cut the budget to climate change research, and doesn't believe in climate change. Though yes I can agree that we will still be seeing oil as parts of our lives in decades to come.
Spicy Meat (2 years ago)
This has nothing to do with aquaculture, aquaculture is essentially fish farming, aquaponics is the use of fish to provide nutrients to plants in a closed system and aeroponics (this) is a plant being grown with the roots exposed and them being regularly fed through a mist/sprinkler or such like.... Aside from that, I agree with the rest of your comment, absolutely the technology is there to make sustainable/renewable energy. Imagine how much governments would lose in tax revenue if oil was no longer essential - That's why it will never happen in our lifetime.
AnotherSKYWALKR (2 years ago)
25 years from now they'll tell us the "nutrient rich formula" "may contribute to causing cancer"...
Antonio Costa (9 months ago)
That is why you have certification bodies , like FDA.
Rap Coco (9 months ago)
AnotherSKYWALKR 25 years a Billiard Bissniss all wright thats the world Nations by Milliarde son
Joseph Narvaez (1 year ago)
So the nutrients from our food?
Batrax (1 year ago)
Which would basically mean that apple juice also causes cancer.
Zwelakhe Sithole (1 year ago)
The same fertilizer is used as conventional farming. Get your facts right before you start typing the first thing that comes to your uninformed mind....
setyamuro (2 years ago)
This is the future...
Eugene Kosinski (1 year ago)
Yes I agree! This is the future. They should also try growing tropical fruits like bananas & avocados.
Progress Now (2 years ago)
TheRoidemortetfleur never heard about this but sounds interesting. any good videos about this on here?
Progress Now (2 years ago)
as long as it's not gmo, sign me up. just dont like how goldman is involved in this...
TheRoidemortetfleur (2 years ago)
I would say yeast farming, since we've been doing that for centuries in caves....is a better Idea...and no it doesn't need to be alcoholic
Anonymou$ (2 years ago)
darthvader5300 lol keep in mind how much goes to than military

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