Part of building a vegan society is making fresh vegetables and fruits more accessible. It's nearly impossible to grow any quantity of vegetables in the hot desert sun of the United Arab Emirates. But a massive indoor produce farm (larger than 32 football fields) will grow enough produce to feed the city, and all while using only 1/20th of the water usually used to grow such crops (Note: while growing vegetable and grain crops produces far, far fewer greenhouse gases than animal agriculture, it would still help the environment to reduce that amount). And while the sources we found said nothing about how the operation will be powered, the nearly constant sunshine would easily produce enough solar power.
Indoor vertical farms are becoming far more common (we visited a beautiful one here in Chicago), but the Abu Dhabi farm takes this to a new level. This trend can make it easier for cities to feed themselves and allow us to convert millions of acres of farmland back to its natural state while minimizing rainforest destruction and habitat loss that leads to species extinction.
Our source for this meme is the tech website: The B1M
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