NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AeroFarms, the world leader in indoor vertical farming, today announced it was named #2 on the FoodTech 500 List for 2020. This is the second consecutive year that AeroFarms has been named to the Top 3 of the prestigious global list.
Inspired by the Fortune 500, the FoodTech 500 from Forward Fooding is the world’s first definitive list of global companies at the intersection between food, technology and sustainability. With more than 2,000 applications worldwide this year, the final FoodTech 500 ranking showcases select international AgriFoodTech startup and scale up companies chosen using a unique methodology based on business size, digital footprint and sustainability practices.
“As the top ranking company in 2019 and again a top finisher for 2020, we are honored that AeroFarms continues to be recognized for our team’s efforts and innovations,” said AeroFarms Co-Founder & CEO David Rosenberg. “At AeroFarms, our mission is to grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity, taking indoor vertical farming to a new level of precision and productivity, and look forward to continuing that mission long into the future.”
With its patented, award-winning aeroponic technology, AeroFarms provides the perfect conditions for healthy plants to thrive with minimal environmental impact and virtually zero risk. A certified B-Corp, AeroFarms disrupts traditional supply chains by building farms on major distribution routes and near population centers, significantly reducing carbon emissions incurred from leafy greens trucking and distribution. The company’s environmentally controlled indoor farms can grow food all year round, independent of climate and weather events, with 390x the productivity of field farms per square foot.
AeroFarms meets several of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. Specifically, AeroFarms fulfills the UN’s Zero Hunger goal for its mission to promote sustainable agriculture and achieve greater food security; the Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure goal for its sustainable indoor farms dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of local crops; and the Responsible Consumption and Production goal, for setting a new standard of totally protected agriculture growing safe, nutritious, fresh food in a sustainable, socially responsible way.
Since 2004, AeroFarms® has been leading the way for indoor vertical farming and championing transformational innovation for agriculture overall. On a mission to grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity, AeroFarms is a Certified B Corp Company with global headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company two years in a row and one of TIME’s Best Inventions, AeroFarms patented, award-winning indoor vertical farming technology provides the perfect conditions for healthy plants to thrive, taking agriculture to a new level of precision, food safety, and productivity while using up to 95% less water and no pesticides vs. traditional field farming. AeroFarms enables local production to safely grow all year round for its commercial retail brand Dream Greens® that has peak flavor always.® In addition, AeroFarms has developed multi-year strategic partnerships ranging from government to major Fortune 500 companies to help them uniquely solve their agriculture supply chain needs. Please contact us at email@example.com to learn more about how you can work with AeroFarms.