Added by on 2016-05-23

The largest indoor vertical farm in the world is set to open in Newark, New Jersey, later this year. The farm will reportedly be able to grow 2 million pounds of pesticide-free produce each year and will also contain contain labs, offices and a cafe. The 69,000-square-foot vertical farm is being built on the site of an old steel factory in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark. In a vertical farm the plants are rooted in reusable microfleece cloth and do not require soil. The crops are sprayed with nutrient-rich mist and illuminated by LED lights. The vertical farm is 75 times more productive per square foot and uses 95% less water than a conventional open-field farm. The million renovation project will bring jobs to Newark and fresh food to New Jersey. The project hopes to create 78 jobs in the city by the end of 2015. —————————————-­——————— Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: Check out our Android app: Check out our iOS app: Stay connected with us here: Facebook Twitter @tomonewsus Google+ Instagram @tomonewsus Related PostsAeroFarms: World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farm Breaks Ground in Newark, NJWorld’s Largest Vertical Farm in New JerseyWorld’s Largest Vertical Farm in New JerseyWorld’s largest indoor vertical farm uses 95 percent less water and produces more foodIllumitex Horticulture LEDs in World’s largest Indoor Vertical Farm!The World’s Largest Indoor Farm Produces 10,000 Heads of Lettuce a Day in Japan

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  • --cLAsic-- 1 year ago

    California farmers should think about a new plan this looks promising.

  • Alex “Weneedtounite” Unity 1 year ago

    I had this idea 2 years ago and didnt follow through smh. 

  • Baldoxxx4000 1 year ago

    in the other section, they growin weed…

  • Victor Gains 1 year ago

    God bless the greatest nation in the history of the universe…….
    The United States of  America……

  • Shlump God 1 year ago

    California should be taking notes

  • Владимир Ленин 1 year ago

    How many mexicans will get jobs????

  • Nikima Bloome 1 year ago

    None. Leave the food alone alreadu

  • Far shot 1 year ago

    Pretty sure Asian countries have been doing this for a really long time.

  • Woozlewuzzleable 1 year ago

    Very exciting!

  • Ou8y2k2 1 year ago

    California, IS YOU LEARNIN'?

  • hoosierhiver 1 year ago

    Subsidised by the NJ government and way, way more expensive than just using crop land.

  • Christopher TheBanana 1 year ago


  • Big Chuck 1 year ago

    I'm a proud newark resident:-)

  • Makaveli1996RAP 1 year ago

    I live in newark !!! Im proud now

  • zome777 1 year ago

    nice and awesome. whoever thought of this deserve some kind of prestigious award

  • Jeenius Foo 1 year ago

    About damn time.

  • Julio Bravo 1 year ago

    Monsanto probably lobbyed against this project but its nice 

  • texasfran 1 year ago

    75 times or 75% more productive????????

  • TJ B 1 year ago

    Very good idea.

  • e_ze 1 year ago

    This is great for newark