On this episode of Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer is talking with Erik Cutter of Alegría Farms and EnvironIngenuity. Tune into this episode to her Eric discuss the water retention benefits of certain drip hydroponic systems. Learn why Eric prefers hydroponics to organic row farming, and what the differences are between hydroponic and row crop seeds. At what point does vertical farming become as cost-efficient as vertical farming methods? Learn how hydroponics can be used as an educational tool for today's youth, and how hydroponics can increase local food production in desert areas such as the American Southwest and the Middle East. This episode has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

"We've got to get to a decentralized urban environment with may hundreds of small farms... We're talking farm-to-table in minutes!" [16:45]

"We're not short on oil... we're short on two resources: soil and water." [23:20]

-- Erik Cutter on Straight, No Chaser