AGRIPONICS VERTICAL FARMING
‘The Leading Edge Of Super Smart Farming’
Revolutionizing farming of fresh foods for local populations around the the world.
THE NEED FOR A NEW WAY TO GROW FOOD
The current world population stands at 7.6 billion
It is estimated to grow to 10 billion by 2056
Right now: 800 million people are starving; 675 million are children under the age of 5!
Current methods for food production and distribution are inadequate to feed the fast growing global population.
TRADITIONAL AGRICULTURE CANNOT KEEP UP
Productivity in today’s traditional agriculture is not as efficient compared to emerging vertical farming systems.Most countries are affected by drought and access to freshwater is becoming increasingly difficult. Traditional agricultural practices require up to 95% more water than vertical farming practices. In California, where 80% of fresh water is used for farming, the ongoing water crisis has led to permanent water shortages.
CHEMICALLY LADEN & NUTRIENT POOR FOOD – BAD FOR PEOPLE & EARTH
Our soils are becoming devoid of nutrients and toxic from fertilizers and pesticides. We are not only causing disease by consuming produce laden with chemicals, but we are also killing one of the most important elements in the ecosystem; bees. The continuing decline in bee populations through chemical use, habitat loss and climate change spells disaster for many crop types in traditional farming.
Climate change is a contributing factor to food shortages. Increasing extremes in weather patterns and with ocean levels rising, conventional farming yields are more unpredictable than ever.
Climate change is exacerbated by vehicles transporting unripened foods over long distances. The greenhouse gases created by fossil fuel burning vehicles are contributing to global warming at an alarming rate and thus to increasingly severe weather patterns.
URBAN SPRAWL DECREASING ARABLE LAND
Rapid urbanization is reducing arable land on a massive scale. To feed an already starving planet we will need to dramatically increase the amount of fresh produce we grow by 2056.