Anne Guthrie of GreenBiz writes on how vertical and indoor farming can help to supplement our food supply chain.
- Indoor farming of certain crops year round can reduce food insecurity, increase water conservation, and be important in combating climate change.
- AppHarvest is one indoor farming startup that recently built a 2.76 million square foot facility in Kentucky to provide jobs to people in coal country who have lost their jobs.
- Private sector entrepreneurs are finding ways to reduce the negative impacts of climate change through innovation.
“Currently, the technology behind indoor and vertical farming is an expensive proposition — making it difficult to predict how scalable it is in the near term. However, as the cost of that technology comes down, the business model will become more profitable.”
Read the full article here.