14 Jun '11, 10am

Are Supermarket Rooftop Farms the Killer App for Local Food? #climatecapitalism Bright Farms @boydcohen

Are Supermarket Rooftop Farms the Killer App for Local Food? #climatecapitalism Bright Farms @boydcohen

One of the obstacles that kept local food a marginal part of the food system is cost – unlike the industrial food system, local food production is usually done at a smaller scale and therefore local produce is often more expensive than regular produce. BrightFarms aims to change this equation by building relatively large greenhouse farms (one-acre) that use energy and water very efficiently and save transportation costs as they’re located on the supermarket rooftops. The new equation, with the help of rising gas prices, enables BrightFarms to offer supermarkets competitive wholesale prices that in many cases match the prices supermarkets pay for regular produce and in some cases are even cheaper.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/06/supermarket-rooftop-f...

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