Are vertical farms a “a global solution” to the world’s urban food needs." - Professor Dickson Despommier or just bad math written large?
Vertical farms are portrayed as amazing solutions, but I can't find any real numbers on how viable they look to be. What I have found is exceedingly vague.
But is there a resource out there where we could see how vertical farming actually stacks up to traditional methods? Is it just a high initial cost, is it a high unit cost, is it a viable super high end production for the wealthy idea? Is there any more to this idea then just a few journalists looking for a feel good story?