Sunday 10 April 2016

The World's Largest Vertical Farm Starting Up This Spring

Vertical farm startup AeroFarms is about to open a farm with the potential to harvest 2 million pounds of fresh, leafy greens a year, without any soil, pesticides, or sunlight. Crops sit on stacked trays outfitted with LED lights and sensors that track the growing process. All of this happens inside a 69,000-square-foot warehouse in Newark, New Jersey. When it officially starts production this spring, it will become the world's largest vertical farm.

"Cities have a lot of mouths to feed. We have population growth, urbanization, and we need better ways to feed humanity that are sensitive to the environment," AeroFarms' CEO and founder David Rosenberg tells Tech Insider. "Vertical farms are one of many solutions."

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