Vertical Farming - Turning Agriculture Upside-Down Essay

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Vertical Farming - Turning Agriculture Upside-Down

Food is one of the essentials of life, it is not something that we can choose to eat or not; but rather something we need in order to produce energy and survive. Not only is food essential but also sparse. Until the introduction of large scale agriculture food was something which people needed to forage and hunt. Lack of food has been a source for wars, famine, and starvation; all things we as human beings should strive to avoid. Here are some facts about what to expect by 2050. There will be a population increase of 3 billion people to 9.5 billion. Currently 50% of the population is living in Urban areas, by 2050 that number will jump to 80%. Currently 15% of suitable land has been
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Many pesticides are harmful to only on type of plant or animal, and when that species is removed from the local ecosystem it can offset the balance between itself and other species it interacts with. The last 20 years has seen the introduction of Genetically Modified crops. They are now the most common type of corn, soya been, and soon sugar beat grown in North America. The European Union has till thus far made illegal the sale of GM Foods for public consumption but it is used as animal feed for European livestock. These GM Food products have been created by Monsanto and are the product line is called "Round-Up Ready..." and then the name of the plant. This Round-Up Ready tag means that the plant can withstand the poisonous effects of the Round-Up; Monsanto's pesticide. This pesticide kills all plants and animals in the area it's used except for the one crop which is being planted. This completely obliterates ecosystems and simply injects more toxic waste into the already fragile environment. The other issue with Monsanto and the Round-Up crops is that they own the patent over the crop. Who ever produces Monsanto patented crops needs to pay Monsanto for each Kilo they produce. The problem with crops are that they cross pollenate on the wind, so what happens is farmers who grow normal corn will have

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