This article talked about the benefits and drawbacks of hydroponic farming. One of the reasons we have been trying to find new suitable farming techniques is because of global warming. Hydroponics seeks to answer that question and still be able to produce enough food for the world. One of the biggest advantages of hydroponics is the amount of land space it needs and the quality of the land that it needs. It can be done almost anywhere in almost any condition with almost any soil. The other benefit was the amount of food it can grow on a small patch of land. It can grow food at a much higher rate leading to the ability to feed people while using less land that can be directed toward other efforts. 

The negatives of it are the high intensity of labor required to do it and the high initial price tag. These and a possibility of a plant virus ripping through the populace is the fear of going full hydroponic. Overall thought the idea of hydroponic farming is good and if we see some more successful testing of it on the industrial level, then we will be able to determine if this is the solution to the climate crisis we are facing or if it was another idea that sounds great but has too much baggage to be successful.

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