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The Environmental Capitalist by Carl Hall

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CHAPTER 9.

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One day I received a very strange request from a friend. Would I agree to be interviewed by an Irish journalist making a documentary about a new concept called “vertical farming”? The request was too unusual and intriguing to decline. So I accepted.

Trouble was I didn’t have a clue what vertical farming was. The journalist helped me out by explaining this novel concept. It turned out to be not so novel after all, since it was modelled on the hanging gardens of Babylon. The basic idea was that since more than 80% of the Earth’s arable land is already cultivated, the land that is left is located miles away from civilization. So, wouldn’t ...

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