New Form of Agricultural Production: Vertical Farming

  1. Production will be uninterrupted throughout the year, unaffected by seasons and natural disasters. Vertical farms will grow crops on demand, and any crop can be grown anywhere, anytime, so people will not need to store food.
  2. Higheryield per unit. By using space efficiently, vertical farms can grow more food in a much smaller space than traditional farms.
  3. Consistent quality yield. Industrialized production results in more uniform harvested crops that are more in line with market standards.
  4. Shorter supply chain. Vertical farms are built in skyscrapers in the heart of cities, which means that crops produced in the city can be sold directly to city dwellers, shortening transportation distances and practices, saving transportation costs, keeping food fresh and reducing waste generated in the supply chain.
  1. Higher requirements for technical and managerial quality, traditional farmers will lose a place in the modern society.
  2. Larger electricity consumption. Vertical farms require greater electrical input than traditional greenhouse cultivation. Some data show that if we want to use vertical agriculture to replace the annual wheat production in the United States, the electricity needed for lighting alone is 8 times the total electricity produced by all power stations in the United States in a year, which obviously deviates from the original intention of green.

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