When Columbia professor Dickson Despommier set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big - he thought up. The vertical farm has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. These farms, grown inside skyscrapers, would provide solutions to many of the serious problems we currently face.
"Excellent Brainstorming - Not reality"
Large-scale agriculture in urban high-rises could revolutionize how we feed ourselves and future populations. This article was published in the November 2009 edition of Scientific American.