Taking vertical farming to new heights 



aerofarms organicIn an old warehouse in Newark, New Jersey, that once housed the state’s biggest indoor paintball arena, leafy green plants such as kale, arugula (rocket) and watercress sprout from tall metal towers under bright lights.

A local company named AeroFarms has built what it says is the world’s largest indoor vertical farm, without the use of soil or sunlight.

Its ambitious goal is to grow high-yielding crops via economical methods to provide locally sourced food to the community, protect the environment and ultimately even combat hunger worldwide.

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