Much of America's produce comes from water-scarce regions, including Arizona and central California. Are vertical racks moved around indoors by robots the future of farming, at least for some crops? A Bay-area agricultural startup is running "a two-acre indoor vertical farm [that] produces yields that would normally require a 720-acre ‘flat farm’—and it can be done with 95% less water" and no pesticides. Instead of transporting produce from farms to population centers, produce could be grown in warehouses and other spaces closer to urban consumers. www.goodnewsnetwork.org/2-acre-vertical-farm-plenty-grows-350x-more/
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