Growing up: Welcome to vertical farming

One student at Arizona State University created a new food growing system, which completely skips the farm process of food growing. This system is called a vertical farm, and is so small that it can sit in the corner of a grocery store. This system reduces food waste, and can process over 2,000 pounds of food waste per day. Growing food in this space could work virtually anywhere on the globe, thus saving a ton of resources for future generations.

Key Takeaways:

  • A chemist has created a system where you can grow food in a vertical setup with a very small footprint.
  • It uses clean technology and produces the same amount of lettuce as a much larger farm.
  • The system can also help reduce waste by taking waste and using it to grow plants.

“In a time when grocery stores are struggling to keep shelves full, Chen’s vertical farm could sit in the corner of a market parking lot, sending lettuce grown from a completely organic closed system to the shelves in as little as three weeks.”

Read more: https://asunow.asu.edu/20200407-solutions-growing-welcome-vertical-farming