Author Kyle Simpson is the founder of Local Loop Farms, a startup turning food waste into fresh food through integrated ecosystems inspired by nature. To get more great content from the Urban Vertical Project and partners like Kyle, sign up here!
Kyle is going to breakdown, category by category, how switching to vertical farming could cut 20% of our global greenhouse gas emissions.
You’ve probably heard before that the Earth’s population will have an additional billion people within ten years, 2.5 billion over the next 35 years, and that nearly two-thirds of this global population is expected to live in a city during this time.[1, 2] You may have even heard that feeding these new generations will require humanity to increase food production by 70% over our current levels of production.
The catch, however, is that food production and consumption already accounts for 19% to 29% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, larger than emissions from the energy or transportation sectors.[4, 5]