Medical News High-tech vertical farming is on the rise – but is it any greener?


Medical News


| Analysis

14 June 2019

The UK’s vertical farming sector is growingHolly Challinor/Jones Food Company
By Adam VaughanThe herbs in your future online supermarket delivery may be grown not in a field in a distant country, but in a shed on the outskirts of a nearby city. This week, UK online supermarket Ocado spent £17 million on vertical farming, an industry that advocates say can produce food in a more environmentally friendly way. But will the investment really allow Ocado to deliver greener food?
Ocado has taken a majority stake in Jones Food, which runs Europe’s biggest vertical farm on an industrial estate …

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