American Cities Could Be Growing Their Food Indoors by 2030

It’s how we adapt.

Jessica Wildfire
5 min readMay 10, 2022


Photo by Petr Magera on Unsplash

Forget cryptocurrency.

Some of us know the real secret to wealth. The commodities of the future are the same ones that were always the most valuable.

We’re talking about food, water, and energy.

(And information.)

Stocks are playthings for the super rich. Look at what Jeff Bezos did. He built a shipping empire, then he bought a grocery chain. Bill Gates quietly became an agriculture mogul. Elon Musk used renewable energy to capture government subsidies, then he bought a major information hub. Take the top ten richest people in the world. They control the resources that civilization can’t do without. That’s their money.

They’ll never be poor.

Most people never think about where their food or energy comes from, or where it could be coming from. The kind of wealth they imagine is ephemeral, especially in the 21s century.

Real wealth is food.

The mega droughts are here.

I hope you’re keeping up with agriculture news.

Drought has consumed half the U.S., and it’s putting a real hurt on farmers. It’s heading into the breadbasket.

And the corn belt.

Here’s a local news report:

More than 80% of the Nebraska-Kansas-Oklahoma region is abnormally dry, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center’s most recent data. And more than half of the area is severely dry.

It doesn’t matter whether you “believe” in climate change. It’s happening. Scientists have recently learned that mega droughts are just business as usual in large parts of North America. The droughts we’re going through now are historically bad, the worst in a thousand years.

The last century was wet.

This one isn’t.

We have to change how we grow food.

Farmers are wising up now.

They’re realizing that the old industrial farming practices did damage to the soil and water cycles. On top of that, we suburban city people…