The Future of Food, Sprouting Under LED Lights The Future of Food, Sprouting Under LED Lights
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The Future of Food, Sprouting Under LED Lights

by Zak Stone

August 19, 2011

A warehouse full of LED lights and Dutch dudes may sound like the setting for a 1990s rave, but it may well be a prototype of the future of horticulture. The Netherlands-based company PlantLab is pushing the "vertical agriculture" movement to new heights by rethinking the fundamental ways that plants interact with essential ingredients like sunlight and using data to optimize growing conditions. Their results could help keep the world's surging population fed despite dwindling natural resources.

photo via PlantLab

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The Future of Food, Sprouting Under LED Lights