This experimental wheat farm gives a sense of the magnitudes of ecosystem services,
on which human life depends, which are invisibilized in conventional economic accounting.
Today at 10 p.m. wheat costs 0.4€/kg on European commodity markets.
Grown in a closed environment, with inputs like sun, wind, rain and soil substituted artificially,
our real-cost-price per kg of wheat ranges from 200 to 400 €,
up to 987 times higher than market rates.
This absurdly high cost of artificial cultivation offers a sense of
the immense value provided to humanity at almost no cost in healthy ecosystems,
and the extent of what is at stake with the ecosystem breakdowns underway.