Did you know that vegetables are growing below the streets of London?

Food waste is a world wide problem that needs to be solved quickly if we want to feed the next generation.

Fortunately new technologies enable us to grow food in places otherwise impossible.

Case in point: Growing Underground – a company based in London who are using World War II bomb shelters to grow vegetables. In case you missed it; that’s vegetables growing underground – and all year round and pesticide free!

Well I’m glad you asked out-of-nowhere-Robb!

They are using a way of growing vegetables without soil called hydroponics. Instead of soil, the vegetables are suspended in water filled with nutrients and instead of the sun they use LEDs. This allows them to grow vegetables really close to the customers which saves on fuels for the trucks that normally would have delivered the greens from a farm in the middle of nowhere.

If you want to see it in action check out this video from YouTube channel Sorted Food:

 

Or even better, if you are in London between 30 October and 3 November, check out the Yfood Tech Week where there are many more innovative ideas to how we can produce food more sustainably!

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