AeroFarms Presents a Solution to Depleted Natural Resources and Climate Change in America’s Salad Bowl

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For National Salad Month, AeroFarms calls attention to the promise of indoor, aeroponic growing growing

AeroFarms has brought a new level of flavor and safety to baby leafy greens

As farmers face impossible choices and water resources are taxed to their breaking point, alternatives like AeroFarms are emerging as a natural focus for investment and expansion.

The majority of leafy greens eaten in America grow in the Salinas Valley and recent droughts have caused agricultural operations to tap new sources for irrigation water - taxing natural reserves and changing the water table of the area, possibly forever. 20 percent of the wells in Salinas have dangerous levels of nitrates from pesticide runoff, presenting both public health and food safety risks. Farmers are currently faced with the impossible choice between a good season now or a good season later.

AeroFarms offers a solution to this worsening problem. AeroFarms uses patented aeroponic technology to mist the roots of leafy greens with water and nutrients. AeroFarms technology is a closed-loop system, recycling water and nutrients with virtually zero waste. This aeroponic system uses 95% less water than field farming and 40% less than hydroponics to grow perfect produce faster and more efficiently with zero pesticides.

  • 95% less water than commercial field farming
  • 40% less water than hydroponics
  • Closed-loop system that filters, reuses water
  • Zero pesticides, soil contamination or runoff

Seventy percent of global water resources go toward agriculture. Seventy percent of fresh water contamination comes from agriculture. Decreasing snowfall in critical areas, droughts that continue despite waning media coverage, and increasingly poor soil conditions implore us to invent and deploy non-traditional growing methods to ease the stress of commercial agriculture on our natural resources.

As farmers face impossible choices and water resources are taxed to their breaking point, alternatives like AeroFarms are emerging as a natural focus for investment and expansion.

About AeroFarms
Founded in 2004, AeroFarms® is on a mission to fundamentally transform agriculture by building, owning, and operating indoor, vertical farms that grow flavorful, safe, healthy food in a sustainable and socially responsible way. AeroFarms patented growing systems make year-round harvests with peak flavor possible while disrupting the traditional distribution channels that lead to massive carbon emissions and food waste. Their global headquarters, housing the world's largest indoor vertical farm is in Newark, New Jersey.

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