Avoiding the Next Global Crisis



The non-stop parade of bad news on the Pandemic and Environmental fronts is reaching the saturation point. However, initiatives being undertaken by Plenty and Irritec point to possible coping strategies and even potentially viable solutions for avoiding the next global crisis. Plenty’s Vertical Farming method uses only one percent of the water that conventional farms use, and a fraction of the typical acreage. At a time when countless office buildings stand vacant and available, retrofitting them with this sustainable technology sounds very promising. Inefficient irrigation can make conventional farms 40% less profitable. Irritec’s drip and micro-irrigation systems address those issues, as the company looks ahead to find ways of mitigating against global food supply shortages. These are just two of the companies that are poised to be part of the solution going forward.

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