The revolution of smart food production

Global water use 70% of the world’s fresh water consumption is used in agriculture and so smarter technologies and methods in that area are key to sustainable food production.

Montreal-based Urban Farms is advancing the revolution of Cubic Farming. Already supplying restaurants, hotels and supermarkets in Quebec and Eastern Ontario, vertical farming is win, win, win:  harvested in the morning and delivered by the afternoon, 365 days of the year, with a fraction of the transportation costs, fresh food offers better taste, superior nutritional value, less waste, no chemicals, no GMO’s, using 94% less water than conventional methods with yields that are 280 times the equivalent area of field production.

Presently our generation is faced with the biggest question of the 21st century. How can we feed our exploding population and save our planet at the same time? This video explains how we plan to do our part by producing local healthy greens without GMOs, pesticides and using only 6% of the water a conventional farm uses.  Here is a direct video link.

The LED lights and power systems are fueled by electricity and so can be plugged into renewable energy sources both on site and through the grid.

This is what we can do with all the excess big box commercial space that will be increasingly superfluous now that consumers are turning away from the debt-fueled consumption of ‘cheap’ retail goods.  The future is bright.

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