Vertical farming could bring vegetable production to urban centers

Vertical farming allows for produce growth in urban areas. Not only does this cut down on transportation costs, but gives growers a chance to farm year-round. The use of vertical farms frees up space on traditional farms, which use tons of soil, and helps re-establish biodiversity. With the use of artificial intelligence, vertical farming is booming as there is a lot less need for manual labor. The plants themselves also benefit, as the environmental stress factors of a traditional farm are gone, producing higher yields.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vertical farming uses controlled light and temperature conditions and requires no soil and little water.
  • The cultivation of crops requires flexible production structures that benefit from the use of AI.
  • Controlling wind ventilation and light wavelengths can determine the size and shape of plants.

“This would eliminate transportation routes and return soils back to nature, thus promoting biodiversity.”

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