Disrupted Food – vertical farms get real and now

The world’s largest vertical farm is being built in the USA

iDisrupted Commentary

We’re big fans of disrupted food and farming at iDisrupted – possibly the worlds second oldest business (we know what the first one is) is being disrupted for the better and to help feed the world’s ever growing population.

Vertical farms are moving out of the concept phase in Silicon Valley – news has reached iDisrupted that a real live farm is being built in the USA.

Disrupted Farming - Vertical FarmsTo quote Gizmodo; “This week, a former steel factory in Newark, New Jersey began its transformation into a new life as a vertical farm that will feed hundreds of thousands of people—it will grow up to two million pounds of kale, arugula and romaine lettuce per year when it’s finished.

The farm is one of many industrial buildings in the Ironbound community of Newark where former factories and warehouses are being rehabilitated into new uses. The groundbreaking was yesterday, and when finished, the 69,000 square foot space will be the largest indoor vertical farm in the world”.