that’s good food sense
a look at horizontal (conventional) farming
and vertical farming
SOLUTIONS FOR WORLDWIDE CHALLENGES AHEAD
LAND MASS
Even if we use every availabe corner we‘ll still run out of room.
WORLD POPULATION
9.7 BILLION
BY THE YEAR
2050
ADDITIONAL LAND NEEDED
FOR FOOD PRODUCTION WORLDWIDE
109 MILLION
HECTARES
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).
— Dr. Dickson Despommier http://www.verticalfarm.com/
TRADITIONAL FARMING
80% SOIL
ARABLE LAND ALREADY
IN USE
50 %
of crops
planted ARE
NOT HARVESTED
VERTICAL FARMING
0% SOIL
1 ACRE = 10 T0 20 ACRES
VERTICAL
FARM
SOIL-BASED TRADITIONAL
FARM DEPENDING ON CROP
90 %
of crops
planted ARE
HARVESTED
RESOURCES
Continued unsustainable use of resources will see an end to the supply.
WATER
70%
Of the less than 1 percent of freshwater available for human use, a whopping 70 percent goes toward growing food and raising animals.

FOSSIL FUEL
30%
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.
TRADITIONAL FARMING
70% global
FRESH WATER USED
FOR SOIL-BASED FARMING
50-80% OF WHICH IS LOST TO
EVAPORATION AND RUNOFF
1500 miles
ON AVERAGE. FOOD TRAVELS FROM
1500 TO 2500 MILES ON ITS WAY TO
OUR PLATE
http://www.nrdc.org/living/eatingwell/food-essentiols.asp
VERTICAL FARMING
70-95% less
FRESH WATER USED
FOR VERTICAL FARMING
UTIUZING THEAQUAPONICS OR
AEROPONICS METHOD OF FARMING
local
VERTICAL FARMING
REDUCES THE NEED FOR LONG DISTANCE
TRANSPORT DIMINISHING THE USE OF
FOSSIL FUEL AND ENSURING QUALITY
HEALTH
It’s ironic that the food meant to nourish us is instead making us sick.
FOOD contavinants
top three
pesticides
13.5%
salmonella
11.1%
mycotoxins
7.1%
FOOD BORNE DISEASES
AND DEATHS
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 Oct. 2015.

The Global Food Safety Testing Market Outlook 2019 is available at:
582,000,000
CASES OF 22 DIFFERENT FOOD-BORNE DEATHS
DISEASES EXPERIENCED IN 2010
351,000
ASSOCIATED DISEASES
52,000
DEATHS CAUSED BY SALMONELLA
37,000
DEATHS CAUSED by E. COlI
35,000
DEATHS CAUSED BY NOROVIRUS
40%
PEOPLE UNDER THEME OF
5 WHO SUFFERED FROM
FOOD-BORNE DISEASI
TRADITIONAL FARMING
5.2 billion
POUNDS OF PESTICIDES
USED WORLDWIDE
OF THE PESTTCIDE CLASSES. HERBICIDES ARE
THE MOST WIDELY USED IN ALL U.S. SECTORS
0.1% EFFICIENCY
OF APPLIED PESTICIDES REACH THE TARGET
PESTS. LEAVING THE BULK OF THE PESTICIDES
(99.9%) TO IMPACT THE ENVIRONMENT.
VERTICAL FARMING
0% PESTICIDES
ARCHITECTED TO KEEPCRITTERS OUT. THE
CONTAINED AND CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT
ALLEVIATESTHE NEED FOR TOXIC AND COSTLY
PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES
Dr. Dickson Despommier. The Vertical Farm
TAKING FOOD PRODUCTION TO NEW HEIGHTS
Our company specializes at engineering, producing producing and marketing of and marketing of hydroponic installation hydroponic installation of rearing.
ZERTIS Vision
Leadng the Vertical Farming movement to facilitate healthy food. green jobs. enviromnental protection and climate change resilience — globally.
ZERTIS Mission
Foster the sustainable growth and develooment of the Vertical Farming movement through education and collaboration.
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