Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, Michigan State University
Friday 10 April 2015
In 1970 on the world’s first Earth Day, leading ecologist, Dr Barry Commoner, laid out the four basic rules for human’s relationship to the environment. One of them was that there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
I flashback to this day the more I read about the wondrous advantages of vertical, indoor farming. While a simple Google search reveals incredible conceptual drawings, it is harder to find analysis of its environmental and economic costs.