Views from the Edge

Environmentalist's Paradox

I don't know how many of you have read the recent report in the newspapers about the "Environmentalist's paradox gets global attention." A researcher at McGill University published a paper in BioScience about the paradox that although humans are having a negative impact on the environment (60% of the planet's ecosystem services are already heavily degraded), human well-being in terms of literacy, life expectancy, income and so forth has risen steadily since the mid-70s across the globe.

Could this be our new urban farm?

Imagine it, you walk into the grocery store go into the produce section and then you pick your veggies right from the plant. This idea may not be very far away. I stumbled upon a new grocery store concept called Agropolis: it combines hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic farming to grow vegetables without soil in an urban environment.

Harvest Produce at the Grocery Store