Very irritating to read hagiographies in technology reporting. In all the 10,000+ words (its a 26 min read time), not a single sentence about how energy and resource intensive vertical farming system is ! The only time the auth0r talks about energy is in reference to how energy efficient LED sources are !
This technology is a classic example of what we call ‘please adjust’ mindset here in Bengaluru. Its better to pump in more resources (energy, air conditioning, concrete, etc.) and go further towards industrial farming rather than look at what we have done, mend our ways and start ameliorative measures.
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