New vertical farms will tackle global food challenges, and are set to be used by retailers, caterers and schools

 New vertical farms will tackle global food challenges, and are set to be used by retailers, caterers and schools
Professor Chungui Lu in the university’s existing container farm. Credit: Nottingham Trent University

A next generation “vertical farming” system is being developed which will address global food challenges by using hi-tech growing methods to produce high quantities of nutritious fresh crops all year round.

The system—which grows vegetables, salads and fruit, stacked vertically and without the need for soil—is being designed and engineered by scientists at Nottingham Trent University, in partnership with Henley Associates Ltd.

They are creating two vertical farming units—one about the size…

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