Is the future of farming vertical?
The article Worlds largest vertical farm grows without soil, sunlight or water in Newark, featured in The Guardian, investigates vertical farms being implemented in disused factories and buildings in US cities as a new type of ‘urban’ farming.
Indoor vertical farms are yielding up to 70 times as much as traditional field growing for green leafy vegetables using no pesticides or fertilisers and propose a way to address global food shortages by providing easy access to fresh food in densely populated cities, while creating employment opportunities.
Will they disrupt the traditional farming industry? The experts say probably not, but they may well fill a niche market.
You can read this article on The Guardian website.