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How Does This Garden Grow? To the Ceiling

July 22, 2016 By: Tammy La Gorce Steven Yglesias, owner of the popular tapas restaurant Mompou in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood, knows his customers are food-savvy enough to want dishes made from the freshest local ingredients. But that doesn’t mean he’ll buy any nearby vegetable. In fact, when Mr. Yglesias heard earlier this year that a …

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This Eco-Friendly Vertical Farm Uses 95 Percent Less Water and No Soil

July 6, 2016 By: Sierra Tishgart Urban indoor farming has gained serious traction in America this year, thanks to AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. Because of its innovative root-misting system, the company can use 95 percent less water than a field farm, and no pesticides, herbicides, or soil. (LED lighting replaces the sun, further reducing …

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This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

July 5, 2016 Also watch the video at www.seeker.com. As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that’s been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, …

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Garden State Aeroponics: No Sun, No Soil, No Problem

July 1, 2016 Watch the video here. David Rosenberg, AeroFarms co-founder and chief executive officer, discusses aeroponics and the company’s expansion plans with Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson on “Bloomberg West.”

The price of LEDs is falling so fast it’s profitable to farm in a New Jersey nightclub

June 17, 2016 By: Michael J. Coren US agriculture has reached a tipping point: It’s now possible to buy greens grown indoors for the same price as those farmed in California fields thanks to the falling price of LEDs. New Jersey-based AeroFarms is shipping arugula, kale, and spinach from a farm inside a former Newark …

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Heritage Radio Network visits AeroFarms

  Heritage Radio Network is dedicated to having conversations about food that go far deeper than they would in the mainstream media. This week on Eating Matters, we bring you a special field piece recorded at AeroFarms – an indoor, vertical farm – in Newark, New Jersey. Jenna Liut teams up with fellow Heritage Radio Network …

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AeroFarms Partner and Investor Heads to Washington in Effort to End Food Waste

  Forty percent of food grown in the United States is thrown away. Food waste is a huge concern at every part of the food chain, from crops being left in the field to rot when farmers can’t find enough labor, to imperfect produce being rejected at the grocery store, to uneaten food going into the garbage …

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