I am generally a fan of the concept of “vertical farming,” IE building/converting skyscrapers into huge hydroponic growing towers. I think their necessity is inevitable and beyond that they’re just a good idea.
But lemme get this straight: vertical pig farming? And open-air vertical pig farming at that? Did nobody involved in the design of this potential project perchance smell a pig before going ahead with drawing up plans?
Because live pigs, you know, smell kind of bad. Horrendously bad. And when you have a lot of pigs – like, for example, in a skywards-oriented factory farm – they smell really, really bad. Like “watch surrounding property values plummet” bad. Like “health hazard” bad.
I could almost see it if we were talking sealed-building vertical pig farms (although doubtless that would not be great for the pigs). But open-air? In Canada? What are they gonna do in winter, twenty stories up, when -30 winds are a daily occurrence? Are they going to just deal with the pigsicles?
Top comment: The pig shit problem is an easy fix. All you do is get a giant and a midget, who must dress in matching leather outfits, to work in the recesses of the building and turn the manure into cheap energy. – Zenrage