Is Vertical Farming a Good Idea? No. It’s largely, though not entirely, a terrible idea that claims to solve a land and water use problem by adopting an even bigger energy problem. Let’s explain…

I wish that nobody was arguing for replacing traditional farming. It's a very common sentiment I see anecdotally in people in my life as well as in environmental-related threads on Reddit (outside of this sub).

I think that people who have not much experience growing food have latched onto high-tech solutions for agricultural problems, because they hear Big AG = bad and people just... can't really conceptualize that there are ways of doing things other than further mechanizing the process. You don't see this mentality as often in, say, communities like this subreddit, or farming communities, because these people actually have some plant knowledge.

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