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Farming Inside a Warehouse in New Jersey

February 1, 2017 Ever heard of vertical farming? It’s an agricultural movement that eliminates the need for natural light and soil when when growing vegetables, while making your greens more nutrient dense and tastier year round. AeroFarms, based in Newark , has perfected the technology behind vertical farming and is now passing it along to …

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Vertical Farming: Enter the Urban Farmer

January 22. 2017 No soil, pesticides or sunlight and it uses minimal water. It’s being hailed as the next big leap in agriculture. We explore the remarkable technology taking hydroponics to a whole new level. Watch the video at www.CarteBlanche.dstv.com.  

Science Nonfiction: Vertical Farming

January 17, 2017 In The Martian, Mark Watney staved off certain death by developing an ultra-efficient space potato farm. In Newark, Aerofarms has just opened the world’s largest vertical farm, capable of producing nearly 2M pounds of greens annually with minimal resources or environmental impact. Come have a taste of the future of food. We …

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Episode 65: High-Rise Lettuce Farms

January 13, 2017 On this Episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour, Ian Frazier finds the future of farming in an industrial building in Newark, New Jersey. Listen to the story of AeroFarms Chief Science Officer at www.wnyc.org.

AeroFarms plant scientist make Forbes 30 under 30 list for Science

Michael Barron, senior plant scientist at AeroFarms, likes intricate problems. It’s that uncommon preference that got him interested in agriculture while studying environmental science at Harvard. And it’s that uncommon preference that’s seeing him through the task of perfecting the growing process at the world’s largest vertical farm. The 27-year-old from Lafayette, Louisiana found out …

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I was wrong about vertical farms; Aerofarms shows how to make them really work

January 9, 2017 By: Lloyd Alter For a long time this TreeHugger was dismissive of vertical farms, agreeing with Adam Stein who wrote that “Using urban real estate in this manner is incredibly wasteful: bad for the economy and bad for the environment. Local food has its merits, but that’s what New Jersey is for.” …

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Major vertical farm operator builds productivity, scale and scope

January 3, 2017 To see the Spanish-language version of this story go to www.portalfruticola.com. Climate change, water scarcity and a soaring global population are among the key reasons why vertical indoor farming is taking off around the world. Here at www.freshfruitportal.com we recently visited one such facility belonging to U.S.-based AeroFarms, and learned about the extensive international growth plans for its ‘game-changing’ …

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No sunlight, no soil, no problem: Vertical farms take growing indoors

Dec 28, 2016 By: Steven D’Souza Inside a windowless warehouse once used for paintball, with planes heading to nearby Newark airport overhead, an industrial park in New Jersey seems an unlikely place to find fresh locally grown produce. With LED lights standing in for the sun, and cloth replacing soil, the plants grown at AeroFarms …

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AeroFarms awarded multiple honors in Environmental, Business Leadership

PRESS RELEASE Newark, New Jersey December 1, 2016 After a year of unprecedented growth, AeroFarms, the world leader in indoor vertical farming, has been awarded both the New Jersey Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards and NJBiz.com’s Business of the Year Award. The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognizes documented environmental benefit made by New Jersey businesses as well …

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