[UltraVid id=210 ]As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that’s been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, often in controlled environments such as those built by AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. AeroFarms grows a variety of leafy salad greens using a process called “aeroponics,” which relies on air and mist. AeroFarms’ crops are grown entirely indoors using a reusable cloth medium made from recycled plastics. In the absence of sun exposure, the company uses LED lights that expose plants to only certain types of spectrum. AeroFarms claims it uses 95% less water than a traditional farm thanks to its specially designed root misting system. And it is now building out a new 70,000 square foot facility in a former steel mill. Once completed, it’s expected to grow 2 million pounds of greens per year, making it the largest indoor vertical farm in the world.
[UltraVid id=95 ]What happens to your body when you go vegan thinking of making the jump to a vegan diet you’re not alone in your first few weeks you may feel especially tired without meat vegans often have a hard time getting enough vitamin b12 and iron which helps make red blood cells and transport oxygen throughout the body but it’s nothing a supplement or a handful of nuts can’t fix you may also discover that foods don’t taste the way they used to that’s because your zinc levels have taken a hit affecting your overall sense of taste and smell on the plus side expect to lose some weight right away after switching new vegans lost an average of 10 pounds over a ten-month period plus a 2009 study found that average BMI was lower for vegans than all other diets another benefit that you may experience is a healthy decrease in cholesterol blood pressure and heart disease risk in 1999 a study showed that vegans were 24% less likely to have clogged arteries from saturated fat and cholesterol while your arteries are better off your bones may not be if you’re like most Americans who get their daily calcium from dairy products you may see a dip in calcium levels but you can combat this by simply boosting your intake of kale broccoli and other leafy greens plus cutting out dairy might make you more regular 60% of humans don’t have the enzyme to properly digest lactose and dairy the result is cramping bloating and even diarrhea swapping dairy with high-fiber veggies will make bathroom trips a lot more productive like any diet veganism has its pros and cons be sure to research and see which diet is best for you