Vertical Farming Saves Water and Land and Could Help Global Food Security, Expert Says

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  • Vertical farming is gaining more attention as a way to grow healthy food using artificial light.
  • From 2008 to 2015, the price of LED lights has dropped by 94% which has helped growing operations move indoors.
  • “Vertical farming has the potential to grow up to 100 layers of crops above one another on one hectare of land. This will conserve large areas of agricultural land” said Professor of Digital Agriculture at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Senthold Asseng.

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