Vertical Farming; Its A Jersey Thing

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A facility being built in New Jersey is going to be the world's largest vertical farming plant. AeroFarms is set to be 3 times bigger than the next largest place of its kind located in Japan. Water usage is much lower while yield is substantially higher than standard farming operations. It looks like something that would be used to grow food in a Mars colony or in an underground bunker after Armageddon. But perhaps we will find that solving world hunger is a Jersey thing.
Posted By: patty - Tue Jun 07, 2016
Category: Agriculture, Food, Vegetables, Horticulture and Gardens, Nature





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It's the Garden State, after all. Maybe they could teach California a few things about saving water while farming.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 06/08/16 at 08:45 AM
There's a lot to be said for this type of agriculture. I think the best to be said is that pest control is much easier.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 06/08/16 at 12:19 PM
Could be a good thing for stilt manufacturers.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/08/16 at 01:05 PM
Depends on the kind of vegetable you grow. For cress, I'm sure it's fine. Carrots or potatoes? Probably not so much. And of course, quite a lot of land, particularly in the USA, is grown with maize...
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 06/09/16 at 10:19 AM
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