A continuously growing global population requires more space. Unfortunately, we only have so much to work with here on Earth. Space is a premium for everybody and everything. Indeed. Perhaps that’s why vertical farming is trending. Recently, Robotics & Automation News compiled a list of its “Top 25 Vertical Farming Companies.”
The tech industry news outlet highlighted two main reasons for highlighting the subject as follows:
1. There is a number of startup companies emerging in the sector and attracting tens of millions of dollars in investment; and
2. More people live in cities than do in rural areas, a global trend which seems irreversible, and this means that the demand for fresh produce will increase in urban areas and bringing the production closer to the consumer would make sense.
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