Singapore Airlines is using aeroponics to upgrade in-flight meals

Anne Quito
Singapore Airlines is using aeroponics to upgrade in-flight meals

A cavernous warehouse in Newark, New Jersey is not where you’d expect to find a thriving vegetable farm. The 16-year-old agtech startup has taken aeroponics to an industrial scale, growing some 800 varieties of leafy greens, tubers, root crops, vine crops, and berries all without soil, sunshine, or pesticides. The only thing they can’t produce is fruit grown on trees, explains AeroFarms co-founder Marc Oshima, who gave Quartz a tour of the facility.