Will data unlock urban farming?

More from our friends at 1776 on urban farming.For the first vertical farm in New York City,

The company uses software and data collection to monitor things like nutrient levels and water in its plants. The company’s founder, Chris Beauvois, postulated that “over time, as more cubes become operative … amassing a large collection of data would allow farmers to engineer taste and other characteristics. Crispy. Tangy. That kind of thing.”

Beyond taste, however, yield and successful farming is more crucial. We’ll be watching to see what happens.

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