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Increased crop yields, local farming, and improvements in facility efficiency have made controlled environment agriculture (CEA) cost competitive with traditional field farming.  The implications are profound.  Food grown in this manner is healthier, since crops are provided with the ideal conditions for growth, are free of pesticides, and are cultivated at peak ripeness.  Additionally, this form of agriculture reduces the use of water, nutrients, and land by over 95%....eliminating the cause of most water shortages and the environmental damage caused by pesticides, fertilizer runoff, and deforestation.

Benefits of CEA 

  • Land, water, and fertilizer reductions of over 95%

  • The elimination of pesticides & contaminants

  • Ideal growth conditions improve yield & nutritional value

  • Clean & enclosed facilities eliminate the majority of crop losses

  • Artificial lighting provides year-round farming and faster crop cycles

  • Local farming lowers transportation costs and spoilage

  • Cultivation at peak ripeness improves taste and nutritional value

  • Automation reduces operational costs and limits points of contamination

  • Lower environmental impact... especially when using renewable energy

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