Are vertical farms a tool of the elite? The next step in them securing more control over our food supply?
Some people seem to think so…
According to Corey’s Digs, vertical farms simply represent a move toward more centralized and traceable farms. One source points out that vertical farms can be run by incredibly small teams of people—perhaps just 1.
Personally, I believe that if this is the case, it won’t be too long before this tech ends up in the hands of people like you and me, there are already vertical columns in the prototype phase for home food growth.
An emphasis and a return to local farming may also erupt in response to increasingly centralized food sources.
We are already seeing many grassroots efforts to return farming to the local level, some of these movements are on the right, and others on the left.
Like any technology or new process, vertical farming techniques can either be used for bad or for good. It is up to us to make that choice.
Just like the internet can be used to spread the truth, or to censor it. Books can be used to spread knowledge, or to facilitate indoctrination, and guns can be used to defend justice, or spread tyranny; vertical farming can be used for good, or for bad.
Here’s what we currently know about the emerging technique:
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) February 13, 2021
Indoor vertical farms have been touted for their ability to grow leafy green vegetables like lettuce in warehouses year-round. Watch the video to learn how vertical farms are moving beyond the leafy greens and adding new crops. https://t.co/LVbOo17T2d pic.twitter.com/yUSS8SXsw7
— CNBC (@CNBC) April 17, 2022
Corey’s Digs takes a negative view to vertical farming techniques:
Once the future of food through vertical farming took root, by August 2020, Monsanto/Bayer and Singapore’s sovereign fund Temasek launched a $30 million startup called Unfold which develops new vegetable seed varieties tailored to vertical farms.
Bayer licensed the rights to seed germplasm from their vegetable portfolio. By 2021, they leased a 12,000 square foot laboratory research building in Davis, California.
But don’t worry, rather than genetically modifying and inserting a gene into the DNA strand, like how Monsanto operated (acquired by Bayer in 2018), they only intend to cut a gene, still modifying its DNA.
Perhaps this can be done in an effective and beneficial way, but at the hands of those behind all 2030 UN agendas, it gives one great pause. GMOs already account for 75-80% of food Americans consume.
Researchers see great potential in indoor vertical wheat farms. Scientists say wheat yields could be exponentially larger in indoor, vertical venues.
— The Future of Farming (@futurefarming12) April 28, 2022
Vertical, indoor farms are designed to complement the existing food chain.
— BBC Future (@BBC_Future) March 6, 2021
Food And Farming Technology.Com interviewed one vertical farmer:
Having founded the company in 2016, Lloyd-Jones immediately began building the largest vertical farming facility possible in order to help overcome some of the operational problems inherent in smaller sites that had struggled to expand more organically.
After visiting several vertical farms in Japan, he decided to focus on scale and automation from the very beginning. “One of our main drivers is to bring down the capital intensity and operating expense of vertical farming,” he says.