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How This Vegetable-Growing Startup Became 400 Times More Productive Than Traditional Farms

June 6, 2018View for printing

Vertical farming startup AeroFarms grows crops indoors, where it can control light, temperature, and humidity. It doesn't use soil or 95 percent of the water usually required to produce greens; instead, AeroFarms plants its kale and arugula in a proprietary cloth material and sprays their roots with a nutrient-rich mist. The cloth was invented by Cornell professor Ed Harwood, who joined forces with David Rosenberg and Marc Oshima to co-found the Newark, New Jersey-based company in 2011.

By Kevin J. Ryan

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