ACP Reading: BrightFarms hydroponic greenhouses on supermarket roofs

Why truck in fresh produce when supermarkets could grow it on their roofs? That’s the premise of New York startup BrightFarms, which plans to build and operate hydroponic greenhouses on supermarket roofs (see concept art in the gallery) and sell the produce to the stores, reducing distribution time and distance to zero. “The price is never […]

Space for Food in the City

Zero food miles is a hard thing to argue with… after reading of BrightFarms and their plan to install hydroponic greenhouses on top of supermarkets, my thinking travels down two avenues. First: Finally. It’s amazing how so many new technologies sit around until someone has the will and means to put them together and produce […]