31 Dec '15, 11am

Chicago's FarmedHere plans to expand vertical indoor farming to 20 new locations across the country

Chicago's FarmedHere plans to expand vertical indoor farming to 20 new locations across the country

Matros stepped into the CEO role earlier this year , and he has ambitious plans for the startup. FarmedHere currently runs a 90,000-square-foot facility in Bedford Park, and Matros is planning to open as many as 20 new facilities across the U.S. that would each serve consumers within a 200-mile radius. He sees the vertical farming movement as the answer to the imminent challenge of feeding the world’s growing population. “Everything about this business is good, and it solves a really big problem,” Matros told the Chicago Tribune in a July interview . “We’re going to have nine billion people in the world by 2050. What are we going to feed them?”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/chicagos-farmedhere-plans-to-expand-...

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