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Check out this summary of a conversation from 3 failed vertical farmers talking about what they would do differently.
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It’s still more expensive to grow tomatoes this way compared with open fields.
But Dave Harrison, editor of Greenhouse Canada magazine, says greenhouse operators can charge more for their tomatoes because “greenhouse produce has always been seen as a premium product.”
Image and article from NPR
“It’s much easier to switch to recycled plastics than recycled pesticides. Arguing that the manufacturing and construction costs of a vertical farm makes it unsustainable misses the point.”
A quick excerpt from a conversation I had with a few friends about the environmental impacts of vertical farming that I thought captured my point well, though unfortunately I don’t get the credit for saying it!