As our populations continue to rise, scientists are looking beyond traditional farming, as a way to feed everyone and leave less impact on our land and water resources.
Vertical farming is one solution that’s been implemented around the world.
They 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. In the absence of sun exposure, the company uses LED lights that expose plants to only certain types of spectrum. Also claims it uses 95% less water than a traditional farm thanks to its specially designed root misting system.