09 Jul '18, 1pm

Pig City gets built in Southern China

Vertical farms are buildings built to mass-produce piglets. Years ago, when vertical farms were all the rage, Dutch architecture firm MVRDV proposed Pig City as a way of meeting demand for pork in a safer, more sustainable way. In this speculative project from 2002 they asked: Is it possible to compact all the pig production within concentrated farms, therefore avoiding unnecessary transportation and distribution, and thereby reducing the spread of diseases? Can we, through concentrated farming, create the economic critical mass to allow for a communal slaughterhouse, a self-sufficient fertiliser recycler and a central food core, so as to solve the various problems found in the pig-industry? Now it appears that these questions have been answered by a Chinese company, Guangxi Yangxiang Co, which is building “hog hotels,” vertical farms for pigs. They are not quite as pretty...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/pig-city-gets-built...

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