SEP 23, 2018 9:51 PM PDT

The Benefits of Vertical Farming

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

In some parts of the world where agriculture becomes a problematic endeavor, vertical farming offers a potential solution. Newark, New Jersey is a great example, as it tends to be somewhat of a food desert.

Vertical farming resolves many of these struggles by enabling scalable food production. Workers can adjust various factors to make plants grow faster or taste better, all with up to 95% less water and no harmful pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides.

Vertical farming is made possible with aeroponics, LED lighting, and cloth-based growth mediums. Workers can even adjust the LED light to increase stress on the plants, which changes the characteristics of the food they produce.

All kinds of plants can be grown with vertical farming, including most leafy greens, fruits, and vegetables, making it a great way to sustain food production in places that would otherwise suffer from food shortages.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
APR 06, 2020
Earth & The Environment
APR 06, 2020
Coral reefs' genetic diversity threatened by humans
We all know that coral reefs are under extensive threat from climate change and pollution, many facing complete devastat ...
APR 08, 2020
Cell & Molecular Biology
APR 08, 2020
Fruit Peel Molecule May Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis
Current MS treatments must be applied early on in the disease to be effective, and do not reverse the damage that's alre ...
APR 17, 2020
Earth & The Environment
APR 17, 2020
Earth Just Had its Second Warmest March
The planet continues to set climate records, which is certainly not great news. Earlier this week, the National Oceanic ...
MAY 15, 2020
Earth & The Environment
MAY 15, 2020
How breathable are our changing oceans?
A study from researchers at the University of Washington examines the breathability of the California Current, the cool, ...
MAY 25, 2020
Plants & Animals
MAY 25, 2020
Ever Wonder How Some Fish Produce Electricity?
When you hear the term ‘electric fish,’ the first thing that probably comes to mind is the infamous electric ...
MAY 26, 2020
Earth & The Environment
MAY 26, 2020
"Green Snow" Expected to Increase in Antarctica
When Antarctica comes to mind, the imagery probably includes a vast, frozen, and barren landscape. However, red and gree ...
Loading Comments...