Thursday, July 10, 2008

Vertical Farming - Bicyclemark interviews Professor Dickson Despommier

Pam at Grassroots Science sent me to a while ago when he was podcasting from Thailand. Today she pointed out this podcast on Vertical Farming. I'm wary of moving farming into new high tech directions. While understanding the science is useful, the maximizing short term profits application of science to agriculture is what has made food such political issue today. And I just saw WALL-E last night so that too, I'm sure, is adding to the skepticism.

But bicyclemark at is an example of what can be done with blogs and podcasts.

Go to the site to hear the interview.

bm269 Vertical Farming and the New Agricultural Revolution

Published by bicyclemark at 11:11 pm under Audio

There is more to urban farming than just growing crops on empty lots in cities. In fact, there is a type of urban farming that involves growing alot more food in tall buildings, making use of the latest innovations of crop growing and energy usage. My guest, Professor Dickson Despommier of Columbia Universty explains what vertical farming is why it is so important for the future of human existance.

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