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www.technologyreview.com: Inside Singapore’s huge bet on vertical farming

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A couple of meters in height, they were propped up on a patch of concrete in one of Singapore’s nondescript suburbs.

COURTESY OF VERTIVEGIESWith VertiVegies, Sekaran was farming vertically: growing vegetables indoors, with towers of crops stacked one on the other instead of in wide, sprawling fields, and in hydroponic solution instead of soil.

But in VertiVegies, Sekaran had created the prototype for a vision both men shared.

Only six months after securing the plot of land, Shahra also signed a deal with SananBio.

Conventional outdoor food production is unlikely to meet this demand, especially with outdoor crops already feeling the impact of climate change.

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