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An increasingly viable solution for climate change is Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), implemented across the U.S., in states likes Maryland.
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?
Agtech solutions can help solve the challenges we face.
Here is an example of Agtech Solutions in Maryland:
A nearly 200,000 square-foot fresh produce growing center and more than 50 new jobs are coming to Maryland, according to a recent announcement by Infarm.
The urban farming business – known as the fastest-growing vertical farming company in the world – is planning to establish its largest facility yet in Howard County.
The site, powered with green-certified energy, will allow Infarm to serve the Northeast region and make its mark in the Mid Atlantic. This will be the company’s third growing center in the U.S., with the capability of producing 45 million crops each year.