Taiwan: Metro stations morph into vertical farms

Metro Fresh is located in Taipei Nanjing-Fuxing station, reported Euro News. The 40-meter big space hosts rows upon rows of produce being grown vertically under sterile LED lighting. 

Vertical farms have become more and more popular in Taiwan, as the younger generations are more interested in more lucrative technology jobs than they are in traditional farming. In addition, smart farms have the advantage of being sterile, hydroponic, and organic, which is a draw for many people who have become concerned about pesticides used in traditional ground-based farming.

“One thing that most people are worried about is the unavoidable use of pesticides in traditional land-based farming,” Julia Yang, an executive and Unimicron Technology, the company behind Metro Fresh, told Euro News.

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