This Huge Indoor Vertical Farm Represents The Future Of Farming

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A facility in the works in Newark, New Jersey has been called an "agriculture revolution." Developed by AeroFarms, the 70,000-square-foot facility will become the world's largest indoor, vertical farm. This facility will use 95% less water than traditional field farming, with yields 75 times higher per square foot annually. Zero pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides will be used at the facility, and it will grow crops indoors using a technique called aeroponics, where the plants grow in mist. This method of farming uses 40% less water than hydroponics. It's a fruitful plan too: each AeroFarms facility can grow 22 crops per year. It would take field farms a full three years to grow that many crops.

Written by Curiosity Staff June 9, 2016
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