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1. THE VERTICROP SOLUTION 50 Best Inventions of 2009 2. VERTICROP vs. FIELD GROWN <ul><li>Field Agriculture:…
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  • 1. THE VERTICROP SOLUTION 50 Best Inventions of 2009
  • 2. VERTICROP vs. FIELD GROWN <ul><li>Field Agriculture: </li></ul><ul><li>Population growth: not enough land </li></ul><ul><li>Food miles: uses too much energy </li></ul><ul><li>Droughts: uses too much water </li></ul><ul><li>Environment: polluted runoff and erosion </li></ul><ul><li>Health: chemically treated food, 1/3 rd nutrition lost in 96 hours, urban “food deserts” </li></ul>
  • 3. WATER NEEDED TO GROW ONE HEAD OF LETTUCE Field Grown: 10.21 Gallons VertiCrop: 0.78 Gallon
  • 4. ACRES TO GROW 1 MILLION HEADS OF LETTUCE Northern US Field: 16 Acres Southern US Field: 8 Acres VertiCrop: 0.16 Acre Hydroponics: 0.9 Acre
  • 5. ANDI: “Super Foods”
  • 6. ANDI: “Super Foods”
  • 7. NEW YORK
  • 8. CHINA
  • 9. Less land. Less water. More food. Healthier world. Valcent www.valcent.net
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