Today, cities are growing—taking up more space and filling up with more people. The growth of cities reduces the Earth’s natural resources and the amount of land available for farming. As Earth’s population grows, food production must increase so that everyone will have enough to eat. Vertical farming is a type of farming that can be done within cities, in spaces like empty buildings. In these indoor spaces, conditions (temperature, water, etc.) can be controlled so that food can be produced all year round. In vertical farms, the drained water can be recovered and reused. Lots of plants can be grown in small spaces. Despite these positive qualities, artificial lights must be used because there is no sunlight, so unfortunately a large amount of energy is needed to run vertical farms. As lights become more efficient, vertical farms can be a sustainable, environmentally friendly way to produce food.

Are Vertical Farms Sustainable? / Zauli, Ilaria; Pennisi, Giuseppina. - In: FRONTIERS FOR YOUNG MINDS. - ISSN 2296-6846. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:(2023), pp. 964569.1-964569.7. [10.3389/frym.2023.964569]

Are Vertical Farms Sustainable?

Zauli, Ilaria;Pennisi, Giuseppina
2023

Abstract

Today, cities are growing—taking up more space and filling up with more people. The growth of cities reduces the Earth’s natural resources and the amount of land available for farming. As Earth’s population grows, food production must increase so that everyone will have enough to eat. Vertical farming is a type of farming that can be done within cities, in spaces like empty buildings. In these indoor spaces, conditions (temperature, water, etc.) can be controlled so that food can be produced all year round. In vertical farms, the drained water can be recovered and reused. Lots of plants can be grown in small spaces. Despite these positive qualities, artificial lights must be used because there is no sunlight, so unfortunately a large amount of energy is needed to run vertical farms. As lights become more efficient, vertical farms can be a sustainable, environmentally friendly way to produce food.
2023
Are Vertical Farms Sustainable? / Zauli, Ilaria; Pennisi, Giuseppina. - In: FRONTIERS FOR YOUNG MINDS. - ISSN 2296-6846. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:(2023), pp. 964569.1-964569.7. [10.3389/frym.2023.964569]
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