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Monday, August 24, 2009

Vertical Farming

Why hasn't anyone, in this land of the "free" and home of the "brave", yet built a prototype vertical farm? We have the technology. We have a looming food and water crisis. We have an elegant solution in the vertical farm concept. What happened to the risk-takers and visionary innovators in this country?

Over the last six months, I've sent about ten different emails, faxes, and mailed messages to my Congresscritters and different city entities in Houston trying to get some kind of response to the vertical farm concept, and not one answer.
Houston used to pride itself on being a forward-looking city, willing to take chances. Sadly, that seems to have gone by the wayside, in many ways. Has everyone lost their will?

There is a recent New York Times editorial on vertical farming, asking some of the same questions.

Read the Wikipedia entry on vertical farming.

Check out Let's get off of our asses, people, and show a little ingenuity!

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