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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.

August 30, 2018

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies

AeroFarms has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2018. Of the thousands of companies evaluated, AeroFarms was named one of the Top 10 Innovative Companies in Food.

August 14, 2018

AgTech Firm AeroFarms Maximizes Production And Efficiency While Producing Tastier “Lifestyle Greens”

In order to prove they have a winning formula of sustainability + quality, NJ-based AgTech pioneer AeroFarms is partnering for high-end market access and niche branding. At Davos on the Delta earlier this year, iSelect’s annual AgTech conference held in Memphis, speaker after speaker emphasized how technology is facilitating a synthesis of needs of the grower (yield and profit) and of the consumer (variety and quality). AeroFarms methods address both the yield and the quality part of that equation, but the key to their success may lie ultimately in the taste buds of the consumers.

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