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An increasingly viable solution for climate change is Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), implemented across the U.S., in states likes Louisiana.
The water, energy, and food security nexus is a real and present problem.
Here are some highlights from the website of The Agrarian Group:
As a species, we face the most complex and deadly problems we have ever encountered. Erratic weather events caused by climate change destroy crop yields each year. Pesticides have ruined our soil and water scarcity has become a national security issue. 70% of food cost is linked to fossil fuels, and prices are only expected to rise. The average food item travels 1500 miles to reach it's destination. However, despite everything we do, 40% of all food in the United States is thrown away post-harvest.
The Agrarian Group was started as an answer to a question - How will we feed the projected 9.1 Billion people that will reside on earth in 2050? To achieve this, we need to increase our already stressed agricultural production by 70%. How do we grow better?
To learn more about Vertical Farming for states like Louisiana, visit The Agrarian Group
Agtech solutions can help solve the challenges we face.
Here is an example of Agtech Solutions in Louisiana:
Indoor farm in downtown Shreveport sells clean produce
SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Cotton Street farms is a hydroponic garden in a downtown building that sells what they produce to the public.
They grow lettuces, leafy greens, herbs, microgreens, and other products that are produced by locals. Because they are hydroponic and indoors, they are able to avoid pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. They produce very clean plants.
Specially timed lights keep the plants constantly growing, so they are available to customers any time of the year.
They sell microgreens or you can purchase a simple grown-at-home kit. The greens are packed full of nutrition.