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The Jones Food Company Group already supplies about a third of the UK’s freshly sliced ​​basil to large retailers, growing it on Europe’s largest vertical farm in Lincolnshire.

However, they are now experimenting with how to grow berries, cut flowers and grapes vertically at a pilot center in Bristol, and hope that a new site in Gloucestershire, which opens this fall, will finally be able to grow crops in bulk.

96 tennis courts

If built, the site is expected to be the largest vertical farm in the world, with a growing area equivalent to 96 tennis courts stacked vertically. The company aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from food consumed in the UK Seasonal Limits And increase profits while increasing the country’s food security. By 2020, almost half of the food consumed in the UK – 46 per cent – came from imports.

Clin Stephens, a former dairy farmer in central Wales, said before becoming the company’s head of cultivation, he was deeply concerned about the impact of humanity on our planet, including climate change, and was pleased to be involved in something he felt. Good ..

He noted that over-fertilization of plants is a problem. Although Jones Food Company farmers use fertilizers, it is said to be very low compared to conventional farming because the fertilizers in the water system that are not taken by the plants are recycled, purified and then returned to the plants.

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