“I’ve been with Philips for a year now, and I really feel at home here. I like doing practical work and I enjoy the excitement and variation of any project that involves pioneering work. At the moment, for instance, I’m working on several vertical cultivation facilities for leafy vegetables and herbs, helping to pave the way to a future of city farming. I predict that five years from now many large cities in America and Canada will have their own city farms. A great example of this is Green Sense Farms close to Chicago, one of the world’s first large city farms. These developments will greatly affect the reduction in carbon foot print as well as support for local food production. They’re looking for tried-and-tested methods and reliable data. My grandfather was a farmer, so I’m fully aware of how vulnerable a harvest is and what effect incorrect investment can have on operating profit and a grower’s competitiveness.