posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 11:42 PM
This definitely "is the future" of farming. It's even more important in light of the changing environment we live in -- it's going to be hard for
"outdoor farms" to raise crops if Nighttime temperatures raise too much (most crops we eat actually NEED cool nights to convert carbohydrates).
I hope there are industries in the USA doing this -- and we don't trade Hydroponics farming for the practices of Monsanto, ADM and Cargill -- who
have been trying to rule the world with their patented seed dependent farming, toxic fertilizer and other, chemical intensive practices.
Creating perfect plant environments, also means you don't need to put in "frog genes" or create franken-foods just to allow them to survive your
pesticides -- which should be healthier for humans.
Soy, Corn, Wheat and many other "natural foods" we take for granted, are so gene manipulated now that they are almost indigestible. I know so many
people who are Cylliacs now and cannot eat Wheat any longer.
>> So, this story bodes well -- at least on the surface. And hopefully, the Dutch government doesn't let corporations that cut corners succeed -- so
maybe they aren't evil.
.... sometimes I can't believe how cynical I've gotten -- but it's a natural process of keeping your eyes open.