Humans have spent the last 10,000 years mastering agriculture. But a freak summer storm or bad drought can still mar many a well-planted harvest. Not anymore, says Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, who has moved industrial-scale farming under the roof.
“By controlling temperature, humidity and irrigation, the farm can also cut its water usage to just 1 percent of the amount needed by outdoor fields.” I have been skeptical of indoor agriculture, at least on a very large scale. But the small aquaponics experiment I was involved in over the winter, as well as some compelling articles and case studies, are encouraging me to rethink my opinions.
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