“Plantscrapers” unveiled to tackle global hunger

Nov 08, 2017, 6:31 AM EST
(Source: Plantagon)
(Source: Plantagon)

Industrial agricultural practices are harsh on the environment, account for 70 percent of global freshwater consumption and are unsustainable to feed a growing population.

These limitations prompted Swedish company, Plantagon, to propose “plantscapers,” which are massive vertical gardens, planned in cities, to grow organic crops on large-scale with lower energy consumption and smaller carbon footprints, notes Green Matters.

One of the prototypes, a 16-storey building in Linköping, Sweden, could soon go online producing 500 metric tons of food annually and setting the stage for others to foray into new genre of urban farming. 

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