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Does it make sense to grow our food in warehouses?
Description: Liu Institute professor Navin Ramankutty supports the idea of vertical forming but said it doesn't solve the issue of feeding a growing global population.
Date: 11 September 2015
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Source: The Globe and Mail
Vertical farming, the practice of cultivating crops in buildings and other vertically inclined structures, is becoming an increasingly popular way of growing food. Liu Institute and Global Food Security and Sustainability Professor Navin Ramankutty expresses his support for the idea of vertical farming, but says that it does not solve the issue of feeding a growing global population amidst decreasing land space for crop production.

He says, “I support the idea that we should be doing all kinds of different experiments around the world to address the food security problem, and vertical farming is one of them. However, I am personally skeptical it will go a long way.”

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