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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 14, 2018

Celebrating the Growers of the 2018 Best for the World Honorees

JUNE 12, 2018 B the Change is a program that honors the B-Corporations who “have a passion for using business as a force for good in the world.” Each year, they announce their Best for the World Honorees, and we’re shining our spotlight on the B-Corp Growers – farms, gardens, and more – making a difference in […]

February 28, 2017

Introducing Our New Retail Brand

With this fun and inviting brand, we are setting a new culinary standard for flavor and freshness. Dream Greens are locally-grown, pesticide-free, non-GMO and offer consistent quality and availability year-round. These are the same delicious greens that AeroFarms customers have been enjoying for years, but now with improved packaging and some new, exciting blends.

May 23, 2016

Indoor Farms Could Revolutionize Agriculture

AeroFarms crops bask under an array of LED lamps instead of sunlight, and sensors monitor temperature, humidity, oxygen levels, and more to ensure the plants are growing in optimal conditions. Not only do the crops require no soil or pesticides, but the farms also use about 95 percent less water than traditional operations.

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