KEEN to show how innovative businesses are in Redditch, MP Rachel Maclean visited a brewery which uses vertical farming to brew its beer.

The MP was taken on a tour of Lab Culture’s brewery to see for herself its innovative vertical farming project, Vertivore.

The brewing process takes advantage of the wasted heat from LED lighting used for Lab Culture’s vertical farm which produces high-quality, year-round salads, herbs and plants.

Following her visit, Rachel said: “There really are some incredibly innovative businesses here in Redditch and I’m always keen to show them off. We are home to future technologies and we should all be proud of that.

“It was a fascinating visit to Lab Culture. Their innovative vertical farming project will be at the heart of food production in the future and it’s great to see Redditch playing its part in this.”

Mike Capewell, director of Lab Culture said: “We were excited to welcome Rachel to have a tour of the farm and brewery. We love getting the chance to showcase both Lab Culture and Vertivore as we’re proud of our technology and how we hope to grow in the future.”

“Rachel’s enthusiasm to learn more about our unique technology was refreshing and the team and I thoroughly enjoyed her visit.”