Repost of Forbes article.
What are the benefits of vertical farming? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.
Answer by Sam Bertram, CEO & Cofounder at OnePointOne & Willo at Vertical Farming, on Quora:
The benefits of vertical farming are innumerable. From the capacity to produce more nutrient-dense greens to lessening the impact on the environment to produce that is not reliant on climate or geography, vertical farming allows us to grow food where it is needed most and get it directly to the consumer. OnePointOne allows businesses and consumers to license their
Opollo™ automated vertical farms to grow whatever they like, wherever they like.
Key benefits include:
- Reliable and sustainable year-round crop production
- Climate-controlled environment means we can grow what we want
- Better, more effective use of space, can grow 250 times more produce per acre
- Uses 99% less water than traditional farming
- Allows us to grow produce closer to the consumer and reduce transportation
- Energy efficient
- Low labor costs
Additionally, OnePointOne is leading the charge in farm sales by supplying the technology and industry expertise to help businesses to grow their own top-quality leafy greens and berries helping to further the AgTech industry and provide products direct-to-consumer year-round. These new farms will help them to elevate efficiencies and offerings as a whole and bring the above benefits to the market.
The macro benefit of vertical farming is that the global production of plants will become a sustainable effort, unleashing the power of plants on human health without harming environmental health.