Re: Re: Agricultural Skyscrapers

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Tue, 27 Jan 1998 20:10:07 +0000

> From: Anders Sandberg <>

> EvMick <> writes:
> > Also...we're no where near being short on land.
> Yes, there is plenty of land, but that is not the point. The point is
> that you grow the plants right in the middle of the city, next to the
> consumers. Very low transport costs, and you can get extremely fresh
> vegetables directly (with no soil to wash away!). Besides, if you keep
> the hydroponics sealed, you can avoid many pests and have no need for
> pesticides.
> This will not likely replace all crops, but some vegetables can most
> likely be profitably grown in this way. There is already a mall
> somewhere in the US (saw it on Discovery Channel) were this is done,
> apparently earning real money.

If what I've read is correct, celery would be a prime candidate for
growing in this way. Apparently wild celery produces a natural
pesticide that makes the stuff taste truly horrid (but then, that's
my opinion of celery anyway), and the only difference between wild
and domestic celery is that the latter is very carefully protected
from bugs.

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