Growing stuff without the dirt

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A recent PBS Newshour segment on aquaponics probably increased public awareness of alternatives to growing food in soil (the way good old “conventional farming” grows it). But note that aquaponics is only one of several related but somewhat different techniques used in the emerging field of “vertical farming”. Read here and here and here to learn more about the differences between aquaponics, hydroponics, and aeroponics. Then see views on the potential and limitations of vertical farming itself… here and here and here

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