World’s largest vertical farm planned outside Bristol

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They use a fraction of the water of conventional agriculture, zero pesticides and boost yields per acre almost twentyfold by growing veg in stacked layers: Vertical farms could revolutionise the food system by growing tonnes of salad leaves, herbs and fruit on consumers’ doorsteps. Jones Food Company is betting big on a vertical future, planning what it describes as the world’s largest vertical farm outside Bristol to match its existing facility in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, already among the biggest vertical farms in Europe. With agriculture a major source of global greenhouse gas emissions, high-rise farms may be a glimpse into previously unimagined food systems of the future.


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