Today we are using more than 40 percent of all liveable land on earth to produce food, that is even more than we use for housing.
In order to prevent negative environmental consequences such as deforestation, water pollution and soil erosion we will need to come up with new ways of producing food for the global population. We believe indoor vertical farming is one part of that solution. By being several 100 times more efficient, more people could be fed using less land, and instead we can free outdoor space to tackle eutrophication and improve biodiversity again.
Also, unlike traditional outdoor farming, vertical indoor farming requires no use of herbicides or pesticides.
Another important aspect is that, by growing food much closer to where people live, all year around, we avoid a big chunk of food transports and we reduce the largest contributor to co2 emissions for leafy green production which is the cold chain (keeping greens refrigerated) from 7-10 days to 1-2 (as we produce closer).