PlantLab grows crops without sunlight in buildings under LED lights, using 90% less water than most outdoor farming practices. They control the plant production unit (PPU) by remotely uploading recipes, which specify the conditions like temperature, irrigation, etc. each crop needs to grow; and the controlled growing environment allows for consistent, safe production. The 200,000 square foot headquarters in the Netherlands was founded in 2010.
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Lyndsey Gilpin is a former Staff Writer for TechRepublic, covering sustainability and entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.