Open Source Farming
A local level, scientist Joe Breskin seems to have found a solution for dramatically increasing vegetable yields in greenhouses, doubling the length of growing seasons and feeding more people for less money - all while using cutting-edge energy efficiency techniques.
"The idea is to capture high-value heat and use it for the plants, rather than throwing it into the atmosphere," Breskin told Truthout. "I had to figure out how to do all this. This is an invention."
The five-acre urban farm where he is implementing his plan is located within Port Townsend, Washington, and, he says, his work has led to new "problems" - like an overabundance of fresh produce.
"I really like it in these greenhouses," he said with a smile, picking a tomato off a vine and popping it in his mouth. "I've had to add metal supports to the greenhouse to keep the weight from all the tomatoes from collapsing it. We didn't anticipate the problem of the weight of the fruit knocking the building down."
Given the destructiveness and poisonous consequences of GMO foods and agribusiness's ever-expanding global agenda, Breskin's work may well already be filling a critical void. Every day, he is building a new, free-thinking, sustainable path to feeding the planet - and having fun along the way.