Future Food Production: The Sky’s The Limit

We often hear about vertical economic growth and vertical integration in business but the idea of growing our food vertically sounds fantastical. Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is Dr. Dickson Despommier, a microbiologist and ecologist who’s a leading proponent of vertical farming, a concept that argues the viability of cultivating plant or animal life within skyscrapers. Host Alex Wise talks to him about some of the problems with traditional agricultural methods and why he believes that vertical farming would conserve water and fossil fuels. When it comes to meeting the challenge of feeding an exploding global population, perhaps the sky is the limit.