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Caleb Harper, founder of the CITYFarm Research Project, and his team at MIT’s Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass. appear to have found a way to grow food four times faster than it does in nature, using a new farming method called “Aeroponics.” Want to see more Time video? Subscribe to our channel! Connect with Time Online: Find Time’s Official Site: Find Time on Facebook: Follow @TIME on Twitter: Find Time on Youtube: Video Rating: / 5 How vertical farming technology will make the future of food full documentary With state-of-the-art, cleantech technology using aeroponics and LEDs, it is the commercial leader for indoor vertical farming, utilizing a totally controlled growing environment without sun or soil and minimizing harmful transportation miles. border graphic LED system Cloth Medium it has developed a patented, reusable cloth medium for seeding, germinating, growing, and harvesting. Cloth has a number of benefits such as durability and reusability, increased cleanliness and sanitation, and the efficient harvest of a dry and clean product. LED Lighting farms has been pioneering the use of LED (light emitting diode) lighting for growing and vertical farming systems, targeting specific wavelengths of light for more efficient photosynthesis and less energy consumption. LEDs can also be placed much closer to the plants, enabling greater vertical growing for even greater productivity per square foot. Aeroponics Aeroponics is a cutting-edge type of hydroponic technology that grows plants in a mist. The aeroponic mist most efficiently provides roots with the nutrients, hydration and oxygen needed, creating faster growing cycles and more biomass than other growing approaches. Farms has designed its aeroponics as a closed-looped system, recirculating our nutrient solution and using over 95% less water than field farming. Subscribe us today for more such videos Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsThis computer […]

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  • Katie Kane 1 year ago

    You guys seriously make me want to go back to college and change my major to urban farming! I absolutely love the work you do!

  • darkless60 1 year ago

    Didn't the verge already do a report on this… 

  • jack “of” blades 1 year ago

    very expensive growing food this way is it not? BUT it also the way of the future, and if humans have a future on this planet this is the way we have too grow our food. NEXT STOP, BIODOME.

  • Futuretechnology 1 year ago

    Watch the vertical farming technology documentary