March 22nd, 2022
Significant changes in sustainable agriculture need to be made as our population rises and puts pressure on global food security.
In fact, the global food system accounts for about one quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, consumes most of all freshwaters, and is the leading cause of deforestation. By 2050, there will be another two billion people on the planet increasing food demand by 70%. To add to this, climate change is another threat that can alter the growth of plants and crops as vital resources such as water and nutrients may become scarce in some regions reducing opportunities for growing crops.
Sustainable alternatives can ensure that there’s enough safe and affordable food. Using artificial lights in horticulture is one way to increase demand without driving up the resource usage. For this, successful partnerships are key.
Having officially celebrated our ten-year anniversary of working in partnership with CambridgeHOK, these horticultural highlights are just some of the projects we’ve enjoyed working on together. TWO ground-breaking Vertical Farms, a state-of-the-art indoor strawberry farm and a year-round tomato growing facility.