The Netherlands, Germany, Britain and Israel have been growing various foods using state-of-the-art hydroponic growing methods for several years and are global leaders in all-natural food production. India and China are developing similar ways to address their food crises.
The Netherlands (aka Holland) is the 2nd biggest ag exporter behind the United States while comprising only 16,000 sq. miles compared to America's 3,800,000 sq. miles. (4.2%)
How can the Dutch produce so much agriculture for global markets from such a tiny space?
The Answer? Technology.
The United States is now entering into this ag-tech "space" with companies like AeroFarms, Bowery Farming, Gotham Greens (on top of Whole Foods stores), 80 Acres Farms, and Plenty being the first to begin their "ventures" in America with substantial funding from VCs.
Our patented technology and imaginative ways to blend renewable energy capture, collecting rainwater from the roofs of the massive solar greenhouses, and lucrative digital technology (like data processing and 5G communications services) are much more viable operating models. We intend to scale prudently. A reliable financial newsletter recently stated the global healthy foods market for humans will likely reach about $150B by 2025.
The pet foods market is projected to be over $113B by 2025 with most foods manufactured in Kansas and Missouri. Analysts project a robust 9% growth in the organic pet food sector.
According to the American Pet Product Association, a cat or dog owner, on an average, spends up to $300 (USD) annually on pet food with many going toward organic.
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NBC Sunday Today Documentary
Vertical farms inside Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) facilities can grow more than 1,000,000 lbs. of produce per acre each year using substantially less resources.
Dr. Neil Mattson illustrates the benefits of CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture).
Associate Professor Lisette Templin founded and operates the TAMU Urban Farm United
Grov Technologies in Utah is leading the way in growing all-natural, nutrient-dense forage to feed domesticated livestock year round to produce healthier animals and better meat products.
In this episode, Summer meets with the "farmers" at Gotham Greens on the rooftop of a Whole Foods store in Brooklyn, New York where hydroponic foods are being grown. The all-natural produce is picked fresh each day for local consumers to eat within hours of harvest.
Europe leads the way in vertical farming and disrupting agriculture with technology and innovation. InFarm is reshaping the retail grocery experience with great success.
1-Acre Indoor Farm Harvests 3,000 lbs. of hydroponic produce every day = 1.1M lbs. a year.
At USDA Organic wholesale prices, this is likely to generate over $3,000,000 (USD) annually.
Robot farming machines are already doing the dirty work in more fields in the America than people may realize. AI continues to disrupt agriculture and increase production.
True Garden is a vertical farm that uses aeroponics to grow 100% natural fruits and vegetables.
Vertical farm group in North Texas is working to increase solar energy production to grow hydroponic fruits and vegetables 24/7/365 and eliminate seasonality.
SoftBank company, Plenty, is disrupting agriculture in San Francisco and Seattle as it aims to bring hydroponic foods for local sourcing to the world's most densely populated cities.
Crop One Holdings of Millis, MA (aka Fresh Box Farms) is operating the world's largest vertical farm in Dubai. The 130,000 sf (3 acres) facility uses 99% less water than traditional dirt farms and will grow over 6 tons of produce DAILY in a forbidding desert environment.
The $40,000,000 (USD) farm ($13.3M/acre) is built near an airport for global distribution.