Is it possible to farm without land?

Are we developing low or no land farming tech?

8 Answers

  • 11 months ago
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    You will always need some amount of land, but we are certainly working to reduce how much land is needed overall. For example, by utilizing hydroponics, a farmer could grow as much as what would otherwise requires tens of acres of land. Not to mention they can grow year round, use significantly less pesticides, and recycle the majority of water used.

    Additionally, meat may soon no longer need large swatches of land, as we're only steps away from artificially growing it in a lab. Imagine a day when you could eat a burger and no animal would have needed to die to make it.

  • 9 months ago

    Farming, in context, will not necessarily require a definite amount of land in order to become operational. Though considerable pressure will incure on the intensity, volume of production, capital expenditures, and etc.

    One very notable example of this is the extending influence and traction gain of Urban faming, nowadays. The principle of Urban farming lies in the development and innovation of noble technologies that enable food to be grown in the most unlikely places (e.g., Vertical farms are springing up everywhere from rooftops, to office lobbies, to World War II air raid shelters). Moreover, Land in cities is usually expensive and limited. Urban farming also makes it easier for urban populations to get the freshest food possible and encourages us to eat in season. An apple that is in season and grown locally offers us the healthiest version with the most nutrients. Urban farming also nourishes local economies rather than multinationals and corporate giants. An added bonus is that in cities where it’s unlikely that you’ll know your neighbors, urban farming harnesses community interaction and connections.  Thus, with the right technology in place, these key concerns for urban farming can be overcome.

    Urban farms can be as simple as a small community vegetable patch or roof garden or as complex as an indoor vertical farm.

    Vertical farms were developed especially for urban settings. They are planned out to maximize three-dimensional space for growing as many crops as possible.

    These futuristic farms usually contain rows tined with plants rooted in soil, nutrient-enriched water, or even air. These rows are stacked up high and each tier is equipped with UV lighting that simulates real sunlight. These innovations allow farmers to bypass all the issues unpredictable weather causes and tailor conditions to maximize crop yield.

    Another noteworthy example would be Hydrophonics, wherein, as a subset of hydroculture, the method involves growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent.

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  • 9 months ago

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  • 10 months ago

    no its not possible to farm without land

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    We can grow some crops without soil if that's what you mean. You will still need sunlight and surface, and you'd lose the synergy-effects of the other other hundreds of species that you'd have in a food-forest.

  • 11 months ago

    Densely populated nations will be compelled to grow plants without soil by instead using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent as there is a scarcity of land area. Plants commonly grown hydroponically include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and lettuces. Terrestrial plants may be grown with only their roots exposed to the nutritious liquid, or the roots may be physically supported by an inert medium such as perlite or gravel. Aeroponics is a system wherein roots are continuously or discontinuously kept in an environment saturated with fine drops (a mist or aerosol) of nutrient solution. The method requires no substrate and entails growing plants with their roots suspended in a deep air or growth chamber with the roots periodically wetted with a fine mist of atomized nutrients. The underlying chemistry of hydroponic solutions can differ from soil chemistry in many significant ways. The pH and nutrient concentrations can change much more rapidly in hydroponic setups than is possible in soil.

  • 11 months ago

    Yes it is.

    There is a lot of research being put into farming in the sea. It is not all agriculture such as wind farmis but foods are also being produced in underwater labs.

  • D g
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    thats a great idea.. IF YOU FARM without SOIL you could call it HYDRO PONICS

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