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Indoor Vertical Farms Are the (Very Expensive) Future of Food

Produce grown indoors could safeguard against shocks to the food supply

Vertical farms are proposed as a safeguard against future food shocks, but cost remains a big obstacle. Credit: Plenty

When Covid-19 forced many restaurants to close, demand for certain types of produce suddenly dropped: Eggs were smashed, onions were buried, and milk poured into drains. Farmers who had tailored their harvests to the demands of restaurants…




Future Human is a science publication from Medium about the survival of our species. It is run by the OneZero editorial team, which also publishes stories about major forces in technology through its namesake publication and stories about gadgets on Debugger.

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Laura Leavitt

Laura Leavitt

Laura is a writer living in the Midwest of the United States. Her writing has appeared in Civil Eats, Business Insider, The Financial Diet, and more.

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