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The Pyramid Farm is an incredible concept for the future of agriculture envisioned by professors Eric Ellingsen and Dickson Despommier. The design is based on the growing belief (is it fact yet?) that vertical farming will soon become a necessary lifeline in cities throughout the world. The human population is growing exponentially and increasingly more urban while the global food supply shortening. Despommier speculates that if nothing is done to advance current farming techniques, 3 billion people could face starvation by 2060. The Pyramid Farm offers a solution in the form of a complete self-sufficient ecosystem that covers everything from food production to waste management.
As the world’s population continues to skyrocket and cities strain under the increased demand for resources, skyscraper farms offer an inspired approach towards creating sustainable vertical density. One of three finalists in this year’s Evolo Skyscraper Competition Eric Vergne’s Dystopian Farm project envisions a future New York City interspersed with elegantly spiraling biomorphic structures that will harness cutting-edge technology to provide the city with its own self-sustaining food source.
wheat and beef production will still need land, as will corn, peanuts, all root vegatables,, as they [not beef] will need machinery to harvest them
Originally posted by pikestaff
Looks to me like the pyramid uses more land than it cultivates,
as for not needing farmland, wheat and beef production will still need land, as will corn, peanuts, all root vegatables,, as they [not beef] will need machinery to harvest them, I lived on farms for ten years, so I do know a little bit about farms, which reminds me, milk production takes up large amounts of land, grass in summer, hay making for the winter, and also silage for the winter. I think its something like 2 acres per animal.
Originally posted by mdiinican
It's a pretty neat idea, but regular farm land would have to get absurdly expensive before somebody actually tried it.
reply to post by jjkenobi
You do know that cloning doesn't get you a fully grown organism any faster than the normal method, right? You'll be at the vending machine for two years as you wait for the cow to reach slaughter age.
Cloning just determines the genetic makeup of the organism that's being cloned.