June 28, 2018 Kevin Maney If you were inventing the farm today, why would you put it outside, on a giant plot of land? OK, there’s the sunlight thing, but then you get droughts and frosts and plant-munching insects that have to be battled with harmful pesticides. And because outdoor farms need so much acreage, …
May 14, 2018 Session Description: Massive innovation is changing what we eat and how it’s made. Farmers are data scientists as plants grow in factories and even our kitchens. Startups Stirring Up the Future of Food Panel: Charles Baron, Co-Founder, Farmers Business Network Gabe Blanchet, CEO, Grove Labs David Rosenberg, CEO, AeroFarms Moderator: Zoe Leavitt, Senior
January 2, 2017 By: Ian Frazier No. 212 Rome Street, in Newark, New Jersey, used to be the address of Grammer, Dempsey & Hudson, a steel-supply company. It was like a lumberyard for steel, which it bought in bulk from distant mills and distributed in smaller amounts, mostly to customers within a hundred-mile radius of
March 3, 2017 By: Venessa Wong Farming, even in its modern, hyper-industrialized form, still relies on some very old-school technology: the sun, dirt, seasons, tractors. It’s all a bit messy and inefficient, at least by the standards of modern technologists, who are more accustomed to server farms that churn through data 24/7. It’s not
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’
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
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.
September 08, 2016 By Gillie Houston A massive new indoor farm is about to open in New Jersey. When you think farm, you might imagine sun-drenched fields of fertile soil. You probably don’t imagine a very large building in Newark, New Jersey. But AeroFarms, a startup that’s developed technology allowing plants to grow without sunlight
The Huffington Post crafted an exciting piece about AeroFarms, highlighting our mission to combat the global food crisis through indoor vertical farming at scale in cities all over the world. This video features one of our sites in Newark, New Jersey, a former paintball entertainment center turned vertical farm growing nutritious baby greens and herbs. Watch it here.
March 11, 2016 By: Adele Peters Urban farming keeps growing: it’s now possible to buy your hyper-local lettuce from flatpack shipping container farms, hydroponic kits attached to unused wall space, old-fashioned community gardens, and state-of-the-art vertical farms run by robots. But a new study raises a question—is growing food in cities a passing trend, or