City plans to get all of its veggies from a 'Plantascraper'3/13/2012
Vertical farms are skyscrapers built to grow all of the vegetables a city could need, something which proponents say would promote healthier eating habits and cut down on the costs and waste involved in transporting food from other areas. If that sounds like the future, the future is here, at least in Linköping, Sweden, which is building a vertical farm in the hopes of becoming self-sufficient.
Manufacturer Plantagon "predicts that growing these plants in the city will make food production less costly both for the environment and for consumers," according to Good. Inside the greenhouse-like structure, plants will spin around on conveyors belts, soaking up the sun from various angles. The Linköping "Plantascraper" expects to open next year; plans for similar vertical farms in other cities are currently under discussion.
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