A major factor contributing to global climate change is the emissions from transporting food from where it’s grown to far way where people eat it. The agriculture industry is also the largest consumer of water worldwide. Not only is the practice not sustainable, but trends suggest that by 2050, 2.5 billion more people will live on the planet, 80 percent of them will live in cities and 70 percent more food will be required.
That means that not only will more people need more food, but the vast majority will be living away from rural agricultural centers. The current agricultural model of large food miles just won’t cut it.