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January 10, 2019

Celebrating a Great Year – 2018 Highlights

    This past year has been powerful in so many ways for AeroFarms. Our team has been hard at work growing, serving the community, and building out our new global headquarters – the world’s largest indoor vertical farm. We have also been expanding our organization to bring our mission of building and operating responsible […]

December 17, 2018

A Win for American Agriculture and Innovation: Farm Bill 2018

For the first time in U.S. history, urban and vertical farming are included in the Farm Bill. This is truly a watershed moment for American agriculture and an important milestone for the indoor vertical farming industry as we look to feed a growing American and global population, estimated to reach over 9.7 billion people by […]

August 30, 2018

5 Startups That Prove Tech Can Solve The World’s Biggest Problems

The world's population is expected to rise to more than 9 billion by 2050. The UN's Food Administration Organisation (FAO) estimates that, in this scenario, food production needs to increase by 70% . Yet scaling global agriculture at this rate could result in an environmental disaster. Further deforestation, spreading deserts as well as toxification of soil and water, would be the consequence . AeroFarms provides a sustainable alternative to conventional agriculture. The company has built indoor farms that can produce food locally using a technology called "aeroponics."  Plants are not growing in soil, but in air canals sprayed with water mist. This provides the roots with the necessary water to grow. The company claims this method reduces water consumption by 95% compared to field farming . AeroFarms doesn't rely on toxic chemicals to fight pests as the enclosed growing method serves as a natural way to keep crops pest-free .

August 30, 2018

2018 EatingWell American Food Heroes

Our annual American Food Heroes list honors 12 people doing extraordinary things to make food better in our country—whether it's through food policy, sustainability initiatives or life-saving nutrition research.

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