Yesterday’s webinar on aeroponics went very well. Unless I’m mistaken, every single one of the participants wrote in at least one question in the course of the hour-long dialog between my guest Rafael Quezada and me. There were so many, in fact, we couldn’t get to all of them.
We’ll have the archived version on the site soon for those who missed it.
The more I learn about the subject, the more enthralled I become. I can’t think of another discipline that addresses as many social ills with a single technology. Sure, there is the subject of better nutrition itself and all that this entails: childhood obesity, diabetes, and the numerous forms of damage we’re doing to ourselves with our increasing toxic food supply. But aeroponics also addresses:
• The locally grown issue, eliminating the delays and the carbon footprint associated with agribusiness, and the trucking of food thousands of miles from harvest to destination.
• The chemical run-off issue, where our pesticides and herbicides are polluting our rivers and oceans.
• The challenge of bringing nutritious food to desert areas, or to blighted urban areas where grocers will not set up shop.
“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”
- Victor Hugo, French dramatist, novelist, & poet (1802 – 1885)