08/30/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

11 Vertical Farms Of The Future

Since the world is becoming increasingly urbanized, planners have asked if we can bring food production directly to the people, cutting out the environmental impact of food miles. Plus, food consumed immediately after harvest has the freshest taste and the highest nutrient content. Designs like Chris Jacob's groundbreaking vertical farm would also allow city dwellers direct experience with how their food is produced, closing the cycle of alienation from natural processes that has crept into modern life.

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