70% of our water supply goes to agriculture. 70% of water contamination comes from agriculture. Current events, future predictions, and common sense tell us we cannot continue on this path. AeroFarms uses 95% less water than field farming and has developed a closed loop water circulation system that recirculates water to our plants. Imagine the impact if even 10% of our produce was grown this way.
In the field, overuse of pesticides has decreased the beneficial microorganisms in the soil and allowed bad ones to proliferate. Our soil is no longer healthy enough to filter out pesticides and render them inert, leading to toxicity and runoff. Runoff leads to algal blooms and oceanic dead zones. By growing indoors, AeroFarms can avoid these issues.
25% of the world’s land is now highly degraded, with soil erosion, water degradation and biodiversity loss. Arable land is a precious resource and as soil health depletes, so does the nutrition of our food. AeroFarms uses less than 1% of the land required by conventional growing. That means we are over 390 times more productive per square foot vs. traditional agriculture, while also ensuring that our plants get all of the macro and micro nutrients they need all year round.