Is vertical farming the future of agriculture?

Vertical farming is a relatively recent development that can allow us to grow crops in a controlled environment and provide an alternative approach to conventional farming. 

This is according to the UK-based John Innes Centre, which is teaming up with LettUs Grow, a start-up engineering novel indoor farm hardware and software to grow a variety of crops using aeroponics.

Vertical farms are free from the pressures created by extremes and variations in weather, isolated from pests, and allows crop growth at a broader range of latitudes.

Nanoco Group PLC (LON:NANO) leads the world in the research, development and large-scale manufacture of heavy metal-free nanomaterials for use in displays, lighting, vertical farming, solar energy and bio-imaging.

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