IKEA, David Chang and ruler of Dubai invest $40 million in AeroFarms vertical farming

November 20, 2017 by  
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If there was any question that indoor vertical farming is the future of agriculture, the latest announcement from AeroFarms will remove any doubt. The revolutionary company just secured a whopping $40 million in financing from world-renowned chef David Chang, megabrand IKEA and the ruler of Dubai — Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. The company intends to use the money to address the escalating challenge of bringing healthy, sustainable food to the growing global population using their innovative aeroponic growing system. AeroFarms grows leafy greens without sunlight or soil in vertically-stacked troughs in a fully-controlled indoor environment. It’s better for the planet than traditional agriculture because it requires 95 percent less water, grows in half the time of traditional crops, doesn’t deplete soil and can be grown year-round and served locally — even in cold climates. Related: AeroFarms is building the world’s largest indoor vertical farm just 45 mins from Manhattan David Chang, founder of the Momofuku Group, said, “Momofuku has always championed local farmers and is continuously looking for innovative solutions to improve our quality and sustainability practices. AeroFarms’ incredible technology allows them to grow consistent, high-quality ingredients all year round. At the end of the day, the goal is always to find delicious ingredients from local purveyors we admire, and I am excited to partner with AeroFarms.” IKEA, which has long championed indoor farming, funding innovations through Space10 and releasing their own indoor gardening system , also invested in the company. Rounding out the investment was Meraas , the investment vehicle of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai. + AeroFarms Via Agfundernews

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Solar-Powered, Spinach-Growing Mars Greenhouse Wins NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge

September 3, 2013 by  
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With the landing of the Mars Rover , many feel we’re closer than ever to establishing the first Mars colony – but there’s still the question of how to sustain humans on a dead planet. Fortunately, a group of Greek students have come up with a deployable greenhouse that could feed Mars settlers (assuming we could get them there in the first place). The project (called “ Popeye on Mars “) has been named a winner in the NASA International Space Apps Challenge , a competition that seeks to engage thousands of people around the world in space exploration. Capable of producing fresh spinach in just 45 days, the dome-shaped aeroponic growing system could be used for pre-deployment on a space mission to the Moon or Mars. Read the rest of Solar-Powered, Spinach-Growing Mars Greenhouse Wins NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aeroponics , astronauts , food , Gardening , greenhouse design , mars , nasa , popeye , space travel , student design        

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FarmedHere: The Nation’s Largest Indoor Organic Farm Now Growing in Chicago

May 27, 2013 by  
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Pop-Up Shoe Shop in Poland Made Entirely from Reused Wooden Pallets

May 27, 2013 by  
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FarmedHere: The Nation’s Largest Indoor Organic Farm Now Growing in Chicago

March 27, 2013 by  
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Aeroponic Vertical Farm: High-Yield Terraced Rice Paddies for the Philippines

March 18, 2013 by  
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