Aerofarms, a 'sustainable indoor agriculture company, is on a mission to transform eating habits and provide communities with safe and nutritious food thanks to vertical farms.
Innovative company Aerofarms based in Newark, New Jersey is transforming agriculture with the world's largest indoor vertical farm and wants to use this tool to combat food inequalities.
Aerofarms, nature in a room
“Instead of the sun we use LED lights, instead of the ground we use a 100% reusable textile carpet made with recyclable materials.
We are able to grow plants using up to 95% less water and grow a plant in 14 days on average ". He says it David Rosenberg, co-founder and CEO of Aerofarms.
Fight against food inequalities
In collaboration with the city of Jersey City, Aerofarms and the World Economic Forum are seeking to provide residents with locally grown vegetables for free.
This revolutionary partnership, the first municipal vertical agricultural program, will lead to the construction of 10 vertical farms in senior citizens centers, schools, social housing and municipal buildings in Jersey City. A blow (finally) to food inequalities.
Each year, these vertical municipal farms are expected to produce around 19.000 pounds of vegetables.
Entities that feed citizens with vertical farms
“We have always seen a food safety problem in our community and Covid-19 has only exacerbated it. We have worked hard to link sustainability across our city and health. To build healthy communities from within, ”he says Stacey Flanagan, director of health and human services for Jersey City.
In addition to vertical farms, the initiative will include healthy eating seminars and quarterly health screenings. Monitors that will analyze blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.
Among the public services, perhaps in the framework of a universal basic income, there will also be food alongside the aqueduct, school, health and social housing and others.
Extending access to vertical farms will be a civic mission in the near future. Increasing production and reducing time will allow greater quantities of healthier food to be made available.