GREAT NEWS: hydroponic farming uses approximately 10% of the water consumed in soil-based agriculture. If enclosed, hydroponic farms eliminate the use of the “cides” (insecticides, pesticides and herbicides). Food safety improves as soil-borne diseases are not a factor. These are only a few of the benefits of hydroponic farming included in the “A Hydroponic-Agriculture Renaissance” article.
With the global population and desertification escalating along with a diminishing clean water supply, hydroponics farming holds promise to feed the world’s citizens with healthy, nutritious food produced in a cost-effective and water-conscious manner.