How does vertical farming technology maximize plant output while minimizing environmental impact? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Answer by Sam Bertram, CEO & Cofounder at OnePointOne & Willo at Vertical Farming, on Quora:

The benefits are clear for both businesses and consumers, bringing efficiency, production and consistency to this burgeoning industry. Opollo™ farms are more efficient, more technologically advanced and more environmentally friendly than not just traditional farms, but hydroponic vertical farms (which have a higher reliance on water).

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Compared to one traditional farm acre, OnePointOne farms yield:

  • Yielding almost 250 times more leafy greens per year and reflects a better, more effective use of space
  • Yielding almost 150 times more produce per square foot of land
  • Utilizing a 2,000 square-foot farm footprint
  • Is more scalable and modular
  • Can be installed anywhere in the world
  • Guarantees year-round quality and yield reliability
  • Incurs zero harm to precious soil
  • Climate-controlled environment means we can grow what we want, where we want
  • Uses 99% less water than traditional farming
  • Allows us to grow produce closer to the consumer and reduce transportation

We do this through technology that is incredibly advanced and energy efficient – technology that was created with an earth-first intent and mentality.

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