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Bloomberg, Cornell Tech, and Tech:NYC invite you to join us for the latest installment of the CornellTech @Bloomberg series, featuring Irving Fain, co-founder and CEO of Bowery Farming, in conversation with Scarlet Fu of Bloomberg Television.
Over the past few years, New York City has become a center for technological advances in agriculture. Driven by its large population and food industry, New York’s agricultural entrepreneurs have developed novel approaches to producing more efficient, less resource intensive, and, perhaps, even tastier produce. Originally conceived around growing food on rooftops or on small plots of land within cities, urban farming has shifted to the much more productive practice of vertical farming. Housed in warehouses and shipping containers, these farms use hydroponics and LED lighting to grow crops without soil or sunlight and with minimal need for water, especially when compared to traditional farming.