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German company Infarm offers supermarkets a modular growing chamber so that they are able to grow their own plants to sell, allowing consumers to have produce as fresh as it can get without growing their own. The chambers which stack plants in rows to ceiling height have so far saved 2.4 million kilometres of transport, 27 million litres of water and 38,000 square kilometres of land. Infarm’s Global Communications Director Emmanuel Evita reports that their farms have been designed to be placed in any urban space with the plants continually monitored by the system to receive only the optimum level of light. Infarm’s plants can be found in Germany’s ALDI SUD supermarkets in certain cities. Paul Gauthier, Professor of Plant Science at Delaware Valley University states that vertical farms may become the future of food.
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