My co-host for the netcast This Week in Virology, Dick Despommier, is featured in a Time magazine article entitled “Vertical Farming”. As listeners of TWiV may know, Dick has developed the idea of constructing hydroponic farms in multistory urban buildings as a way of avoiding the food crunch that will likely occur in 50 years. Dick has received a great deal of publicity for vertical farming, including named by Wired Science as one of five people who’ll make you feel good about the future, an interview on The Daily Show, and articles in the New York Times. Dick will also be speaking at TED next year.
Dick brings a great deal of enthusiasm and expertise to TWiV. I’m fortunate to have him as a co-host. I’m pleased that his innovative vertical farming is garnering deserved attention worldwide.