The world's biggest vertical farm is set to soon open in Scranton, Pennsylvania, with advocates claiming these innovative facilities represent the future of global agriculture.

While the vertical farm, which is scheduled to open in an industrial suburb of Scranton’s Lackawanna County in March, is only a single storey in height, its 3.25 hectares will come equipped with an industrial racking system comprised of four to five levels and will be capable of housing a…