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vertical farming

>> The vertical farming industry is developing a new food culture for tomorrow as it continues to push boundaries.

community canning or preservation
centers. People could take their produce and preserve it for the winter.
All those things would have a bigger impact than growing one type of
leafy green."
The problem with preserving food
is that it's no longer fresh and loses
its nutrients. "Most [veggies] are
packaged within a day or two of harvesting so a lot of the good stuff stays
in," according to Le Cordon Bleu. "Of
course there are some drawbacks.
Research shows that some vitamin
B and essential nutrients are lost in
the [canning] process and typically

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has a much higher sodium level than
fresh veggies."

Overcoming Challenges
Two big challenges in urban farming
today are securing financing and educating cities on ways to nurture urban agriculture in their communities,
Herbert says. She explains that without funding, growth in urban farming
won't continue.
"You have private equity firms, PRI
[principles for responsible investment] investors, lenders and traditional bank lenders - all these people with money - and no one wants

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to invest in agriculture," she says.
"Companies like BrightFarms and
Gotham Greens got early funding,
demonstrated success and now see
$30 million to $50 million in Series
B financing to refine their operations
and expand. What we need to see is
more of that."
Although financing is said to be a
challenge in the industry, the AgTech
Investing Report for 2015 shows investment in food and agriculture startups reached $4.6 billion last year, doubling the 2014 figure of $2.36 billion.
In regards to educating city government, controlled-environment agriculture requirements for permitting,
sewer, water and fire codes need to
be understood and perhaps re-evaluated at the city level when it comes
to indoor farming. Permitting is a
typical issue the association works
with cities to address, Blume says.
"The city might not have permitting
in place and codes are often not up
to speed," he adds. "At the association we try to think ahead and move
the industry forward in terms of education, policy, standardization and
sustainability. City permitting and
building codes is an area where there
needs to be improvement."
On the other hand, Philadelphia has
been "phenomenal" with Metropolis
Farms' business plan, Griffin notes.
"They realize what's at stake here is
a new city for industries," he adds.
"Ultimately, what we are working
towards is food independence and a
much stronger economy as a result.
I built a vertical, indoor farm and
showed people what we are doing."


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