by Lombard Odier

High-hanging fruit?: Feeding cities with vertical farming

By 2050, 68% of the global population is expected to live in cities and eat 80% of food produced. Unless we find a way to grow food within or near cities, the ecological footprint of feeding the masses could be devastating. Meet the cities and companies thinking ahead of the farming curve.

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