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Fuente: WIPO Agriculture Portada
In order to achieve food and energy security, while at the same time eliminating the "food vs. biofuel" conflict, a transformational three dimensional multilayer farming, MLF, is presented. Soil-less indoor three dimensional multi-layer farming systems and methods are disclosed that are based of the Agriculture Profitability Assurance Law, AgriPAL, and the novel Plant Growth Model, PGM Each layer in the MLF system comprises at least one string of SanSSoil Growth Elements each of which carries out multiple functions to sustain plant growth. In addition, in certain embodiments layers comprise permeability features enabling sharing of resources to minimize the initial capital cost and the variable cost of consumables. In further embodiments a continuous flow farming method is provided for the production of material products comprising a traveling seed amplifier system which features the continuous planting of seed mass in planting layers, and synchronously harvesting an amplified mass.