British politicians pin their hopes on new vertical farming

06/29/2022 at 10:37

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Vertical farming uses 95% less water than traditional farming

In the UK, this vertical method is expected to spread to other food production

An agriculture minister stated that he expects indoor farming to “play an important role in the future” of agriculture. Jo Churchill MP makes comments on the opening of a vertical farm in the town of Bedford, one of the largest in Europe. Installation, agricultureMeasuring 10,000 square meters, it has the capacity to produce millions of plants annually on high platforms while taking up almost no floor space. An original idea and little exploited till now.

The company reports that the farm uses 95% less water than traditional farming methods and do not use chemical pesticides. Churchill, Conservative MP Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, said indoor farming, which grows food hydroponically, will play an important role in helping UK food security and sustainability. After Brexit and the Ukrainian crisis, the country experienced a distinct shortage of ingredients and food.

With this method, plants are fed directly with mineral nutrients in the water, often under artificial light.. The Minister of Agroinnovation and Climate Adaptation stated: “This is an innovation, we have the traditional but we also have this high-tech development.” It is hoped that in the coming years this method will be extended to other farms.

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