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This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

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By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion , with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.
A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls "plantscrapers" - office towers that contain giant indoor farms. Plantagon is constructing its first plantscraper in Linköping, Sweden.
Called The World Food Building , the tower will operate hydroponically, meaning vegetables will grow without soil in a nutrient-rich, water-based...
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Dubai World Central Cargo Traffic grew 9.1 per cent by September

Dubai World Central Cargo Traffic grew 9.1 per cent by September

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Cargo traffic at Dubai World Central grew 9.1 per cent during the first nine months of the year, according to the traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.
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