Photos: How tech is shaping the future of food

Underground farms

From food delivery to online markets to leftover swapping -- food startups run the gamut and they are only growing in popularity. Check out the ways technology is changing the food game.

Using hydroponic systems and the most advanced LED technology, a company in London has transformed an abandoned train tunnel, which was formerly a WWII air-raid shelter, into an underground farm. Local restaurants can purchase from the farm. The company has net zero energy usage, uses 70% less water than traditional farming, and is currently growing nine types of greens and four herbs.


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Image: Growing Underground

By Lyndsey Gilpin

Lyndsey Gilpin is a former Staff Writer for TechRepublic, covering sustainability and entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.