Steel factory becomes world’s largest indoor vertical farm

An old steel factory can become the world’s largest indoor vertical farm producing healthy food all year round. That shows that the opportunities to increase food production in a sustainable way are virtually endless. AeroFarms’ new 69,000 sq ft (6,410 sq m) facility in Newark, New Jersey will use an “aeroponics” approach. Similar to hydroponics, aeroponics employs a cloth medium for seeding, germinating and growing crops and LED lighting for photosynthesis. The difference between the two growing systems is that hydroponics uses a liquid solution to deliver hydration and nutrients to crop roots and aeroponics uses mist.

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Steel factory becomes world’s largest indoor vertical farm

An old steel factory can become the world’s largest indoor vertical farm producing healthy food all year round. That shows that the opportunities to increase food production in a sustainable way are virtually endless. AeroFarms’ new 69,000 sq ft (6,410 sq m) facility in Newark, New Jersey will use an “aeroponics” approach. Similar to hydroponics, aeroponics employs a cloth medium for seeding, germinating and growing crops and LED lighting for photosynthesis. The difference between the two growing systems is that hydroponics uses a liquid solution to deliver hydration and nutrients to crop roots and aeroponics uses mist.

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