The UK uses over 17 million hectares of land for farming, that’s over 70% of total land mass. Still, we rely on imports - shipping in half the food we eat (much of which is wasted). Sadly, the grass isn’t greener on the other side of the pond.
The planet is losing 24 billion tonnes of productive soil each year due to intensive agriculture and the demand for food is only increasing. If we want to tackle food security, we need to take a fresh look at farming.
Indoor farming offers a solution. It can be used to grow more food on less land, produce it at or near the point of consumption, and reduce the resource cost of farming.
People often worry that new technologies, like aeroponics, want to replace traditional agriculture. This couldn’t be further from the truth. At LettUs Grow, our aim is to enable positive farming practices, even when times are tough.
Farmers are facing new challenges to feed the growing population: battling everything from climate change to degrading soils. Protecting farms against outward pressures is our top priority. We want to help them diversify their offering. By taking the pressure off the land and making use of indoor spaces, farms can produce more food without destroying natural habitats to create new farmland or driving soil fertility into the ground.
Farming alongside nature isn’t just great for the planet, it’s good for business too. Studies show that farms with more biodiversity have increased yields and lower running costs. This is due to the reduced need for fertilisers and pesticides.
If you’re interested in finding out more about how our technology could benefit your farm, you can get in touch here: email@example.com