By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Farming is moving indoors, where the sun never shines, where rainfall is irrelevant and where the climate is always right.
A new book by an urban agriculture visionary aims to change the way people think about farming, offering a look into a future where city skyscrapers _ not rural fields _ produce the world's food.
The science behind LED lighting in agriculture "is quite rigorous and well known," he said, and the costs are dropping dramatically.
Despommier argues that city farming means producing food near the consumer, eliminating the need to transport it long distances at great costs of fuel and spoilage and with little dependency on the immediate climate.