Stuart’s on ‘upward mobility’ with vertical farming


WITH the advent of issues like climate change, decreasing arable lands, and a rapidly growing population, how does one plan to ensure food security without incurring additional costs to businesses and the environment? Stuart Thomas, 26, sees a solution to that problem in his enterprise, Babylon Vertical Farms.

Operating out of a 320 ft2 shipping container nestled within a quiet neighbourhood in Ampang, Stuart and his team grow and produce healthy, farm-fresh, and pesticide-free vegetables for high-end restaurants and grocery chains in the Klang Valley. Using a vertical hydroponic system, Babylon Vertical Farms can produce about