Infarm, a vertical farm in Bedford of 10,000 square meters (2.5 acres) in size, can grow millions of crops annually in tall units without soil. The company said that the farm utilized 95% less water than conventional farming techniques and did not use any toxic pesticides. According to Jo Churchill, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, indoor farms will likely play a significant role in the future of agriculture. Indoor farms that use the hydroponic method to grow food will be crucial to ensuring the sustainability and food security of the UK.

Along with the traditional, they have this high-tech advancement. There is room for everyone to produce at their peak level if they can find better and more varied ways to distribute food to both the consumer and the producer. The Bedford location is Infarm’s first large-scale growing facility in the UK and can house up to 40 cloud-connected farming units, each standing 10 meters high. Each unit can produce enough plants for a football field’s worth of food each year, or more than 500,000 plants. More opportunities for young people are anticipated as a result of this farming technique, particularly in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and plant breeding. The Labour MP for Bedford, Mohammad Yasin, predicted that the project would result in between 50 and 70 additional jobs. “The UK is overly dependent on food imports, leaving us dangerously exposed to food insecurity and soaring food prices,” he said.