Techno-optimism meets harsh realities

Techno-optimism meets harsh realities

In a clash of idealism and reality, the allure of vertical farming meets its harsh truths. Techno-optimists champion its space efficiency and climate resilience, yet economic woes signal a faltering future.

The bubble bursts, leaving startups reeling. But the problem runs deeper than financial woes; the very essence of vertical farming’s promise faces scrutiny. As lettuce dominates, the industry grapples with scalability, costliness, and the daunting challenge of competing with traditional agriculture.

Bright green techno-optimists love the idea of vertical farming, but vertical farms are failing.

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Photo by Petr Magera on Unsplash



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