a look at horizontal (conventional) farming
and vertical farming
SOLUTIONS FOR WORLDWIDE CHALLENGES AHEAD
Even if we use every availabe corner we‘ll still run out of room.
BY THE YEAR
ADDITIONAL LAND NEEDED
FOR FOOD PRODUCTION WORLDWIDE
An estimated 109 million hectares of new land (about 20% more land than is represented by the country of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed the world population in 2050 if conventional
farming practices continue. At present, throughout the world, over 80% of the land that is suitable for raising crops is in use (sources: FAO and NASA).
Continued unsustainable use of resources will see an end to the supply.
Of the less than 1 percent of
freshwater available for human use,
a whopping 70 percent goes toward
growing food and raising animals.
According to the FAO, the food sector
(including input manufacturing, production, processing, transportation marketing and consumption) accounts for
around 95 exa-Joules (1018 Joules),
according to the report — approximately
30 percent of global energy consumption
- and produces over 20 percent of giobal
greenhouse gas emissions.
FRESH WATER USED
FOR SOIL-BASED FARMING
50-80% OF WHICH IS LOST TO
EVAPORATION AND RUNOFF
ON AVERAGE. FOOD TRAVELS FROM
1500 TO 2500 MILES ON ITS WAY TO
UTIUZING THEAQUAPONICS OR
AEROPONICS METHOD OF FARMING
REDUCES THE NEED FOR LONG DISTANCE
TRANSPORT DIMINISHING THE USE OF
FOSSIL FUEL AND ENSURING QUALITY
It’s ironic that the food meant to nourish us is instead making us sick.
FOOD BORNE DISEASES
According to data available from the World Health Organization (WHO) the
growing problem of food—borne illness is global. The latest information from
the WHO is from 2010 with initial ﬁndings showing that hundreds of
millions of people worldwide are getting sick from contaminated food.
New data from the agency is even more staggering and will be released in
The Global Food Safety Testing Market Outlook 2019 is available at:
CASES OF 22 DIFFERENT FOOD-BORNE DEATHS
DISEASES EXPERIENCED IN 2010
DEATHS CAUSED BY SALMONELLA
DEATHS CAUSED by E. COlI
DEATHS CAUSED BY NOROVIRUS
PEOPLE UNDER THEME OF
5 WHO SUFFERED FROM
POUNDS OF PESTICIDES
OF THE PESTTCIDE CLASSES. HERBICIDES ARE
THE MOST WIDELY USED IN ALL U.S. SECTORS
OF APPLIED PESTICIDES REACH THE TARGET
PESTS. LEAVING THE BULK OF THE PESTICIDES
(99.9%) TO IMPACT THE ENVIRONMENT.
ARCHITECTED TO KEEPCRITTERS OUT. THE
CONTAINED AND CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT
ALLEVIATESTHE NEED FOR TOXIC AND COSTLY
PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES