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As vertical farming grows, a new real estate opportunity takes root

It’s a staple of rosy pictures of our urban future, often viewed as the farming equivalent of flying cars. But vertical farming, long considered a curiosity, is starting to take root now. And according to the executive of one growing company, that means expanding beyond its niche, which offers a string of related commercial real …

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AeroFarms explores vertical farming techniques

October 21, 2016 David Rosenberg, co-founder and CEO of Aerofarms, joins BNN for a look at what is takes to make one of the world’s largest vertical farms. Watch the video at www.BNN.ca.

The must-know professionals transforming food and leisure

October 11, 2016   The business landscape is rapidly evolving — and there’s a set of professionals, all 35 and under, urging on this transformation using a combination of skill, guts and perseverance. These are the inventors, strategists and entrepreneurs that make up the LinkedIn Next Wave 2016, a group of 120 individuals across a …

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The farm that runs without sun or soil

September 5, 2016 By: Sophie Morlin-Yron What do you get if you cross a tech entrepreneur with a farmer? The world’s largest, and possibly most sophisticated indoor farm — where greens grow without sun, soil or water. Well, almost no water. AeroFarms, the company behind the venture, say they will use 95% less water than a …

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World’s largest vertical farm grows without soil, sunlight in Newark

August 14, 2016 By: Malavika Vyawahare An ambitious, almost fantastical, manifestation of agricultural technology is expected to come to fruition this fall. From the remains of an abandoned steel mill in Newark, New Jersey, the creators of AeroFarms are building what they say will be the largest vertical farm, producing two million pounds of leafy greens …

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Vertical Farming Takes Agriculture to New Heights

August 4, 2016 In order to feed the world’s growing population, we need to constantly rethink agriculture. That’s where vertical farming comes in. Vertical farming — essentially, multistory greenhouses — uses 90% less land than traditional farming, while harvesting 80% more per unit of area. In this episode of #RippleEffect, we look at AeroFarms, a …

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A Vertical Farm Grows in Newark

August 1, 2016 By: Baruch Shemtov Watch the video here. In a nondescript former paintball and laser tag facility in Newark lies an oasis. With layer after layer of thriving verdant greens stacked in vertical structures, AeroFarms is changing the farming process completely without any soil or sun at the company’s eighth facility.  

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