Take away the tractors, gadgets and GMOs, and the world’s first farmers would feel right at home today. A lot has changed in the last 10,000 years since the first rows were planted in the Fertile Cresent, but the formula remains basically the same: water, sunlight and good soil to grow your crops.
Yet a global population of 9 billion by mid-century means we need to grow about twice as much with less of everything. The future of farming may be on the way up--several stories up.
Via David Hodgson