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Plantscapers could produce more with less


January 3, 2013
By Brandi Cowen


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Technology like Alterrus' VertiCrop conveyor belt system make vertical farming on this scale possible. (Courtesy of Alterrus.)

People throughout the United Kingdom could soon be chowing down on fruits and veggies grown in greenhouses the size of skyscrapers.

A recent article in the Daily Mail explores how these extremely vertical farms – also known as “plantscrapers” – may just reduce energy requirements, making farming more economical and sustainable, while meeting increased demand for fresh, healthy food.

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