The food of the future will be grown on vertical farms

With the world’s population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the U.S. Department of Agriculture sees indoor vertical farms as a way to ensure food security.

They are popping up all over the country — including 80 Acres Farms in Cincinnati, which claims to be the world’s first fully automated indoor farm — and offer a variety of advantages, including being able to operate year-round in a climate-controlled, space-saving manner that optimizes growing conditions.

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