Upward Bound: Space Farming

Since the dawn of agriculture, few things have troubled farmers more than clouds in the sky when they want none or their absence when they’re desperate for a drop of rain. But things change when you’re doing your farming above the clouds, in space. Last time in the series we discussed power satellites, a way […]

Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture? | Stuart Oda

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Joanna Pietrulewicz So if you live on planet Earth and you’re one of seven billion people that eats food every day, I need you to pay attention, because over the next three decades, we will need to address one of the most critical global challenges of our generation. And I’m not […]

Vertical Farming Explained, with Dickson Despommier

As of this moment WHO and the population counsel estimate that about 50 percent of us live in cities. And the other half, of course, lives somewhere else. The other thing we can learn from NASA of all places is how much land those seven billion people, half urban, half rural, actually need to produce […]

A Sustainable Timber Skyline: The Future of Design | Ben Kaiser | TEDxPortland

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Ellen Maloney Imagine … Imagine coming up out of a subway stop, or stepping off of a light rail or a MAX line. Imagine stepping down from the bus into the center of a large city. And now, look up. I bet what you see, and you’re surrounded with both steel […]

What Can You Do with a Giant 3D Printer Farm? | Gabe Bentz | TEDxBoise

Translator: Lisa Rodriguez Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs In the fall of 2016, I went home for the weekend. At the time, I was running a product design and engineering company, and we just finished a very large project. So when I went home, there was nothing to stress about. But, since there was nothing to stress […]

The farms of the future

In the next 35 years, we’ll have to produce more food than the all of the world’s production combined over the last 2000 years. So what will the farms of the future look like? Well, they’re unlikely to look like this just yet! But many of these sci-fi-looking elements are already on the way. Take […]

The Futuristic Farms That Will Feed the World | Freethink | Future of Food

And that gives a little bit of an indication of the pressure on the food system. We just face a huge challenge. With the growth in population, with the change in consumption behavior. With the climate crisis, how do you secure your food production? The real secret is the sustainable production. It should be with […]

Aquaponics – Fish and Veggie Farming in Berlin

Sustainable Symbiosis in Fish and Veggie Farming Germany’s first aquaponics farm. We’ve got a very low water usage and a very good CO2 record and because we are doing this in an urban environment, we don’t have long distance shipping or need for cooling during transport and have super-fresh products for our customers. In detail, […]

World’s Largest Wind Farm | China’s Future MEGAPROJECTS: Part 6

By now you’re seeing the trend here: the world’s biggest city, the world’s longest canal, biggest airport, longest high speed rail network and underwater tunnel. So the fact that China is building the world’s largest Wind Power Farm too shouldn’t surprise you. The Gansu Wind Farm Project will produce 20 Gigawatts of power by 2020, […]