Vertical Agriculture

6 April 2007 at 4:50 pm 1 comment

| Peter Klein |

I’ve done some work on vertical integration in agriculture (e.g., this paper). But I learned only recently about vertical agriculture — growing crops inside a skyscraper. (HT: Creativity Exchange.)

At first I thought vertical farming couldn’t possibly be the highest-valued use of land in densely populated urban centers like New York or Hong Kong. Then again, if government ethanol subsdidies continue driving up the price of corn (poor people beware!), you never know.

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  • 1. jose de jesus romero-chavez  |  28 April 2007 at 2:23 pm

    Some people think VF is a tremendous ossibility.However, how can we think some goverments will uderstand and promote such innovative idea?
    The international organizations, FAO, World Bank etc. are they ready to promote the idea?
    In México we would have to fight so many enemies of innovative ideas.j.Jesus Romero-Chavez

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