The food industry of today is not the food industry that our parents experienced or the one in which many of us grew up. Technology has created some very definite changes in how food is grown, processed, and sold. pesticides and fertilizers have played a large role in allowing us to keep our crops strong, but have also created issues, such as cancer clusters, crop poisoning, and other health and wellness issues.
In addition to these issues, it is actually more affordable to eat unhealthy foods than it is to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. The more the prices increase, the harder it is for people to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is seriously diminishing the overall quality of life for people around the world.
Vertical farming is innovative way to solve these problems. Vertical farms have increased crop yields, low water usage and resiliency of crops. Our research shows this is the best solution to today's food problem. Our crops are grown indoors and are local to urban areas. Therefore, bad weather is not a factor that will affect the growth of our crops. In addition, transporting food is not necessary.
Grow Vertical Technologies is seeking funds for planter features such as adjustable racks and unique interior lighting. Our technology stores up to 50 planters of most quick growing veggies and is engineered for low-energy consumption and quiet operation. With an open design, the Cool School Biome will remain less prone to bacterial growth and be very easy to clean.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge is convincing people that vertical farming can provide a sustainable source of fresh food in metropolitan cities, in an Eco-friendly way. The truth is this type of technology has been perfected over the years and can change the way in which people farm and the way in which people eat.