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Indoor Vertical Farm

This is Plenty, a vertical farming startup that’s leading agri-food tech innovation by growing acres-worth of non-pesticide produce in small spaces while relying on 100% renewable energy. It claims to rival conventional outdoor farming by producing 400 times the yield whiles using less than 1% of the land and 5% of the water. For example, “each vertical farm can grow 1,500 acres-worth of produce in a building that is the size of a big-box grocery store,” Plenty notes. Its flavorful and nutritious fruits and vegetables are pesticide-free and certified non-GMO.

Plenty’s precisely manages every growth variable in its indoor vertical farms – from the air to humidity, light, water, and soil. All of these are monitored around the clock to ensure healthy plant growth. Plenty further optimizes these growth cycles by utilizing its agri-food tech platform, which “leverages data analytics, machine learning, and customized lighting.” The use of LED lights is especially pivotal for photosynthesis. Plenty points out that “the photosynthetic wavelengths are synced with the crop’s growth to minimize energy usage and optimize yields.”

Currently, Plenty is operating “the world’s most efficient leafy greens farm” at its South San Francisco headquarters – with additional R&D facilities in Laramie, Wyoming. Founded in 2013, the privately held VC-backed agriculture technology company is also slated to open a new farm in Compton to service the greater Los Angeles area. It’s raised over $226M from investors including SoftBank’s Vision Fund, Bezos Expeditions, and Innovation Endeavors, etc. Additionally, Plenty has teamed up with retail group Albertsons (with packaged salad greens stocked at 430 Albertson’s stores) and Driscoll’s (which will involve R&D around strawberry cultivation).

Given this tumultuous year, with the presence of a raging global pandemic and our overreliance on produce across the country and beyond our borders the need for alternative farming methods is in high-demand. (Not to mention food waste – by the time produce actually gets to the shelves and may spoil faster.) “The recent disruptions in the global supply chain caused by the West Coast wildfires and COVID-19 have highlighted how quickly our access to quality produce can be thwarted,” highlighted Matt Barnard, co-founder, and CEO at Plenty.

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