From an ag-tech startup named Plenty, a two-acre indoor vertical farm produces yields that would normally require a 720-acre 'flat farm'—and it can be done with 95% less water.
Saving water is critical in an agricultural state like arid California, where Plenty is set to supply fresh produce for 430 Albertsons grocery stores.
The vision is truly one out of Star Trek, with Plenty's use of robotics and artificial intelligence to ensure perfect plants year round.
The reasons to support indoor vertical farming are varied, ranging from climate-related benefits to removing cumbersome logistical challenges like long-distance transportation.
The company's website says the technology "frees agriculture from the constraints of weather, seasons, time, distance, pests, natural disasters, and climate" that makes GMO-free nutrient-rich plants at scale with "extraordinary flavor."