Today, TIME revealed its annual list of the 100 Best Inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun, among which is AeroFarms, one of six winners in the Food & Drink category and the only farming company included on this year’s list.
AeroFarms is on a mission to grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity. They are a global, mission-driven company, Certified B Corporation and proud to be named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Their patented, award winning aeroponic technology provides the perfect conditions for healthy plants to thrive, taking indoor vertical farming to a new level of precision and productivity with minimal environmental impact and virtually zero risk. AeroFarms has the largest indoor vertical farm of its kind in the world, located in Newark, New Jersey, and is disrupting traditional supply chains and defying traditional growing seasons by enabling local farming at commercial scale anywhere, anytime. Through their retail brand Dream Greens, they are providing access to locally grown, pesticide-free, nutritious produce all year round.
“We at AeroFarms are incredibly honored to be recognized by Time for our pioneering work in indoor vertical farming and food,” says Co Founder & CEO David Rosenberg. “We are transforming agriculture and importantly providing locally grown, safe, nutritious, and delicious produce. The AeroFarms culture is one of constant innovation – growing over 800 varieties of plants, improving quality, reducing capital and operating costs of our proprietary farming technology, and creating more and more commercially viable options for society. We are working with great strategic partners and continue to welcome more on our journey, appreciating our ambitions are high and our impact is greater collaborating within the broader ag-tech and food ecosystems. As a Certified B Corporation, we are most proud of our world class mission-driven team including experts from safety, horticulture, engineering, operations, nutritionists, and data science, all helping to bring our mission of ‘growing the best plants for the betterment of humanity’ to reality.”
To assemble the 2019 TIME Best Inventions list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories from editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through an online application process. Each contender was then evaluated on key factors, including originality, effectiveness, ambition and influence. The result: 100 groundbreaking inventions that are changing the way we live, work, play and think about what’s possible. See the full list here: time.com/bestinventions2019
AeroFarms is on a mission to grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity. A global, mission-driven company, AeroFarms is a Certified B Corporation and proud to be named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. AeroFarms’ patented, award winning aeroponic technology provides the perfect conditions for healthy plants to thrive, taking indoor vertical farming to a new level of precision and productivity with minimal environmental impact and virtually zero risk. Through its retail brand Dream Greens, you can enjoy locally grown, pesticide-free produce that bursts with flavor and nutrition, all year round.