Beer- Not only is it America’s alcoholic beverage of choice, but it’s also a $100 billion dollar industry
. But let’s focus on 26% of that $100 billion. Out of all the beer sold in the United States, independent breweries bring in just over $26 billion dollars.
So, what does that all mean? Basically, if you’re an independent brewery on the east coast, for example, you have to ship your hops ~3,000 miles to your brewery, with the entire trip using fossil fuels. Not only is this expensive financially, but also environmentally.
But what is the answer to putting a dent in the 8 gigatons in carbon emissions the transportation industry creates a year? (Hint: it’s vertical farming)
We’re back! This week we finally have a new episode of Vertical Farming Podcast, featuring Viraj Puri, Co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens. That episode, and more, just a few swipes down.
Until next week (hopefully),