Feeding the world has become a huge concern for many with ever increasing populations and a rapidly changing climate. The best and the brightest have been tasked with finding solutions to help produce food without negatively affecting the environment.
Here are three ingenious and creative food production techniques that have not only been conceptualised but also are starting to be put into practice in the food industry.
Vertical farming is often used in kitchens and laboratories to help grow particular foods, herbs and medicines, but this farming style is now being applied to large scale crops as well. Using indoor growing techniques allows for farmers to be in complete control of their crops with humidity, water levels, disease and pests, lights and temperature. Vertical farms created within skyscrapers, warehouses or even stacked, recycled shipping containers allow for less land space to be needed to grow food. Learn more about vertical farming here: http://ow.ly/WXy830osnI1
3D Food Printing
A pioneer in solving the hunger crisis has worked hard to produce printable food ‘cartridges‘ that are easily transportable, highly nutritious and will not spoil for 30 years. Anjan Contractor has demonstrated that the much-needed doubling of food production is easily achievable through 3D printing and a change in attitude towards food, read the full story here: http://ow.ly/D0iE30osnsA.
Ocean farming or floating farms are quickly becoming another brilliant solution to producing sustainable, locally grown food. Floating farms in seaside towns will soon able to deliver massive amounts of food straight to the kitchens in those cities. The favoured design for these floating farms is a three-layered solution which farms solar energy, hydroponic crops and fish. The first of these farms is currently under construction in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Discover more about this phenomenal new farming style here: http://ow.ly/Ysts30oso3B
What Can You Do?
As the global food crisis grows worse due to growing populations, even small scale projects can help to make a difference. Growing your own herbs and vegetables can be incredibly rewarding both to your digestive and psychological well-being. Vertical or wall garden solutions have allowed many homeowners space conscious and aesthetically pleasing way to grow their own food, eliminating transportation costs, transport pollution and a number of harmful pesticides from their diets. Read here to find out more about growing your own vertical garden for your home or office: http://ow.ly/kYgt30osZmb
These revolutionary food solutions have opened a new door to how we can farm and produce food to keep up with the growing demands of mankind. With determination and a spark of creativity, our kitchens will soon be seen food grown in ways we have never before imagined.
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