Vertical farm aims to grow sustainable farm-to-table produce in Dubai

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In Dubai, up to 80 percent of vegetables are imported from other countries. Badia Farms is looking to change that. Most of the produce used in Dubai has to be flown in from an average of over 3000 miles. This not only adds significantly to the carbon footprint of most dishes, but it also means the freshness of the produce is compromised. To overcome this issue, Badia Farms is introducing hydroponic farming techniques to the area. Hydroponics is a method of cultivating plants indoors without the use of soil. The plants are instead cultivated in containers along with a nutrients…

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