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


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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, often in controlled environments such as those built by AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. AeroFarms grows a variety of leafy salad greens using a process called “aeroponics,” which relies on air and mist. AeroFarms’ crops are grown entirely indoors using a reusable cloth medium made from recycled plastics. In the absence of sun exposure, the company uses LED lights that expose plants to only certain types of spectrum. AeroFarms claims it uses 95% less water than a traditional farm thanks to its specially designed root misting system. And it is now building out a new 70,000 square foot facility in a former steel mill. Once completed, it’s expected to grow 2 million pounds of greens per year, making it the largest indoor vertical farm in the world.

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  1. Plants grown in recycled plastic? Yeah no thanks…I prefer my organically grown salad that actually has seen the sun but interesting tech.
    Also this looks nice on paper and when it comes to growing salad it is nice but when it comes to actually feeding billions of people this is nothing but a pipe dream.

  2. I will make something like this in future but surely will use sun lights instead of usage electricity…..many other way like use….clear Acrylic sheets/ glass/ polythene plastic,sheets etc

  3. Do I think vertical farms will help us solve our food growing problems? you ask. Are you kidding? 🙂
    Great vid. Thank you, thank you.
    Go Aero!

  4. Excellent video!  Could you tell me the material you use to germinate the seeds in? Where I could purchase? Thank you.

  5. Good idea. But as someone who wants to be a farmer from a corporate worker, this feels like the same corporate environment inside.

  6. Encouraging but somehow overly exaggerated……….The world can not get fed with Leafy greens alone………..There has to be a way that includes Grains which are the Main consumed food type and Fruits as well……….Selah

  7. Nothing new they say that there creator realised that aeroponics grow better he must of read the high times mag in like 2010 cause this is old old tech

  8. God letting us grow food when sun no longer gives its lightjust as many different groeing techniques as possible csn remain availible then it doesnt matter .if one methode fsild snother works for while.i dont think just ine alternstive is good idea varirty.less water in toilets woild be good idea drip irrigation etc.growing trees in desert.

  9. Though I personally agree and appreciate this new "teckniq", using of LED lighting instead of a natural Sun Light is a story spoiler. What is natural is natural and however science can be advanced it can't beat the nature. So one has to see the side effects (genetic) in the long run on human beings……All the best.

  10. I have land for hydroponic in India. If anyone interested in this technique, I will give my land without rent. The company will share 20% of profits to me only. If the company need workers, we can do available the workers also.

  11. Don't seems to be practically possible. Looks very expensive way of farming. Lot of money required for operating the farm. Electricity should be free for the operation and still rusting and wear & tear of Structural frames and staff to maintain of warehouses. Not a feasible idea

  12. Vertical aeroponics near the consumers is definitely the future. And a considerable portion of their energy use will come from solar panels. Insect farming is also the future. If by some miracle somebody doesn't know by now, covid-19 came from people eating animal products. So, it's not that animal farming is "only" unethical, unechological and unhealthy, it's also a virus factory. In other words, unsustainable. I'm not holier than thou, as I eat animal products. Quilty as charged. Just stating the obvious.

  13. Yes it will definitely save a lot of land. We can also demolish some agricultural lands to forests to protect the environment. There should be more and of this

  14. Eye opener. Sometimes I get tempted to reply to childish comments, but here on, I'll save my time and energy by not responding to such kids( man babies) in comment's section. "You can be young once but you can be immature indefinitely."

  15. This would make sense in desert areas and so on, with lots of barren space where you can put solar panels everywhere, but where you can't actually grow anything. Then you use the energy to feed plants, making all this abundant sun energy usable. But how does this work out in moderate climate zones? Instead of putting plants directly on a field you keep them inside, and the energy comes from where? Fossil fuels? Or you put solar panels outside on the fertile soil instead of putting the plants there? lol?

  16. How do they grow potatoe and those other kinds of vegetables? I mean i think this can work but not for everything. and would there be any negative effects at all or is it totally riskfree?

  17. This farm is only applicable to vegetables as this is not cost effective to produce starchy foods like corn or tomatoes or oranges.


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