The new frontier of sustainable food. Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers. In the face of exponential population growth and increasingly temperamental climate conditions, vertical farming has emerged as a sustainable, controllable way to optimize plant growth using farming technices informed by digital technology such as hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics. Increase crop yield and smaller units of land requirement are additional pros of the vertical farming system.
This is interesting because it is a shift from traditional farming facilitated by access to emerging technologies.