How an Indoor Farm Uses Technology to Grow 80,000 Pounds of Produce per Week — Dan Does

How an Indoor Farm Uses Technology to Grow 80,000 Pounds of Produce per Week — Dan Does

Bowery Farming is a network of vertical farms based in NYC. Here, innovations in light, water, and other growing technologies enable the multi-level operation to use 95 percent less water, zero pesticides, and to grow produce optimized for flavor versus bulk or insect resistance. https://boweryfarming.com

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Editor: Daniel Geneen

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50 Comments

  1. Ahmed Qahtani on June 11, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    World hunger R.I.P

  2. Mr Mediocre on June 11, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    8:36
    While this is extremely cool and far more efficient way of farming, when he said they want to take people out of the farming process, I’m scared for the people who’s jobs depend on farming. What will they do when this takes over?

  3. Cloud on June 11, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    This gives hope

  4. Hex on June 11, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Are there any good ways to use sunlight in vertical farming? Serious question. Like would this at all benefit from a glass roof? I could honestly see the losses in energy from heat being an issue in cold areas.

    But I bet there could be a way to use less artificial light while still farming vertically in hot or bright places. Sunlight brings heat anyways.

  5. Artus on June 11, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    This is BS ! Life does not work this way – don’t mess with life! In fact majority of our farmlands are turning desert, and majority of farm lands in the West are used to grow food for animal feed , not for humans! The West is destroying our planet.

  6. Andi Leigh on June 11, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    The amount of $ that must be in that setup must be insane 😳

  7. Mike Swanson on June 11, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    These are micro greens can they grow other thing

  8. N1mBUS Music on June 11, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    what fertilizes the plants? if NPK then its no bueno. also whoowns the seeds? will this create unhealthy monopolies on food production? we already have that problem.

  9. Senator Armstrong on June 11, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    “Im negative for all STD’s and Covid.”
    (Visibly Cringes)

  10. Shenzhen Westland Technology Co., Ltd. on June 11, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    What brand grow light do you use?

  11. BigGoonah on June 11, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    this reporter is dumb as dogshlt. painful to watch

  12. S Basu on June 11, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    This is old school for us I was in hydroponics 5 years ago successfully grown many species still researching. 😉

  13. Esther's Divine Beauty on June 11, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    I love this no pesticides or chemicals. This is real vegan stuff

  14. Ada Ada on June 11, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Haha Minecraft red stone farm

  15. Me Here on June 11, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    This is great – as long as people understand it’s limits! It’s a perfect system for leafy greens that we want super fresh & that we see huge amounts of waste in, due to disposal cause they’re not fresh enough. Put these right near people & harvest & deliver on demand to remove all that waste, but lets not pretend this system can be used or is efficient to grow crops like wheat etc, which is sadly where many advocates of it go to & removes credibility from the system in doing it

  16. Chris G on June 11, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    I like these documentaries, but what is it with these annoying background melodies which are overly loud and kind of taking away the focus from every single episode. Worst example is the one about Makers Mark 😫😤

  17. Donald Tayloe on June 11, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    The plastic weighs more than the product inside …. seems pretty counter intuitive why not use the bags instead of the big bulky containers if you want to push that green idea all the environmental savings are countered by the excess packaging to make your product look better

  18. Craigdirector Mitchell on June 11, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    i found derick from veritasiums day job

  19. Korova Milk Bar on June 11, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    it’s like .. I mean ACKshully um ya know
    it’s like "I’m growing here" the plant says like ya know I mean ACKshully global I mean like um uh ACKshully

  20. Darren Murray on June 11, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Hydroponic vertical farming is not only the future, but it is a necessity. Less water, energy produced from renewables and next to no pesticides. Even the hydroponic nutrients may be produced from households made compost or seaweed!

    Hydroponic foods may be grown anywhere, including the very towns and cities where they are to be consumed, cutting down on transportation costs. Also, because they are being grown vertically, land use is x5 – x20 greater than using equal transitional farm land, maybe even more!

    I have just walked down a flight of stairs to my garage to collect my salad for tomorrow’s lunch and yesterday, whilst making noodles for my family I collected my Pak Choi from the very same garage.

  21. Anil Achar on June 11, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Technically Tomatoes are fruits. They grow it with Hydroponics. But can they grow fruit trees (apples, oranges, bananas, etc) with the current technology and expertise?
    What about tubers, which as I understand, needs soil to encompass it? There are farmers who grow potatoes in (recycled) drums – optimum volume of soil to sustain it.

  22. Nihility on June 11, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    I suspect once this really picks up we’ll have skyscraper high vertical farm facilities.

  23. Space on June 11, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    The employees are so annoyed with the reporter lol

  24. Qilin on June 11, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    0:45 "And most importantly, build farms right next to cities to avoid the environmental impact of freighting food across the country and the world"

    This most important claim is very iffy, as the environmental impact of freighting food at least internationally is FAR less impactful than the last miles into a city and through a distribution chain. We still use giant cargo ships because of how ridiculously efficient they are, and for many international crops getting it across the glove is a fraction of the environmental impact compared to the last miles.

    Instead, water and chemicals is clearly the most important thing here. Farmers are incredibly wasteful. I have tremendous respect for their work but they have little qualms overusing resources and the vast majority of it goes to waste, all for the sake of their crops. It’s very inefficient.

  25. Charles Lloyd on June 11, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Lights, blowers, air conditioning, nutrients and labor. fungicide and water treatment. And the only way you can grow indoors and never have spider mites or caterpillars. Is to sanitize everything that comes into the building. Especially the workers. Quite a pricy deal. Compared to outdoors.

  26. Jay animate on June 11, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    i would never eat this artificially grown crap, it’s not good for you

  27. John Andrian Hutapea on June 11, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    That’s a lot of electricity

  28. Jacob Villavicencio on June 11, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Dan Does is funny as hell. He puts in a bunch of sarcasm, skepticism and goofiness to new technology. 😅

  29. Tina Hottt on June 11, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Ngày xuân long phụng sum vầy. Bạn hướng dẫn cách đánh đàn Piano rất rễ hiểu. Chúc bạn cùng gia đình SK-HP và Thành Công

  30. Mr God on June 11, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    If they uses solar on top of those it would be quite efficient

  31. James Jones on June 11, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    311 wrote a song called "Hydro-ponic Scene". Y’all should listen to it.😂😜

  32. Raheel Pervaiz on June 11, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Unsustainable plastic packaging

  33. Christian Reinisch on June 11, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    32 Dollars for a kilogram, not bad

  34. Nick Perez on June 11, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Future of food right here can’t wait till they do this everywhere

  35. A Google User on June 11, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Why all the focus on the sustainability of the growing process and then continue packaging in single use plastics? Is there not a better way?

  36. Mann Patel on June 11, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Nice, but it Smells and test so bad.

  37. N1mBUS Music on June 11, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    open ocean fish cage farming is the future as well.

  38. Trevor Leone on June 11, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Biodome 1996

  39. RonOG on June 11, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    Kid is wearing 2 mask lmao

  40. Cody Torres on June 11, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    I love how he just curses and doesn’t care so laid back and so is his job gotta love his life

  41. Danny Palma on June 11, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Is this sectkr worth an investment?

  42. Samuel Hua on June 11, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Why insect do not eat the vegetables?

  43. Kevvo Wobbo on June 11, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    given the modern marvel that is semiconductor manufacturing it’s totally clear that we are capable of growing food in a highly automated, controlled way. i would even bet that regulatory capture and farm subsidies have played their part in propping up our modern, unsustainable, land and water-intensive methods.

  44. Poison Music on June 11, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    This is very interesting.

  45. momen mohamed on June 11, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    How i can contact with him or people working in like that

  46. solo traveler on June 11, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    I’m much more interested in aquaponics but hydroponic also look fine

  47. me999 on June 11, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    He didn’t actually give an answer to the "Why would people need to get up here?" question and went off on a tangent instead. But I can answer it for him – if some part of the machinery breaks down, wears out, gets stuck or jammed, etc. Or to inspect to see if something is getting close to wearing out or breaking, and replace it proactively. Its called maintenance.

  48. Bailey Hatfield on June 11, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    I think this is cool, but like others have said…how will they grow things like…tomatoes, potatos (especially since they grow underground and erratially), then things that grow massive vines and go all over the place? Sure the water usage can go down DRASTICALLY and just be done inside, but the harvesting a maintaining of certian crops seems like it’d be MUCH more difficult. Leafy greens sure, those are fairly easy.

  49. Korova Milk Bar on June 11, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    ACKshully ACKshully ACKshully .. etc etc etc gloBull warming blah blah blah self-sustainable green renewable free range oregano yadee yadde FLIPPIN doo non gmo organic fossil fuels YAWN whatever

  50. Droning around with DJi Mini 2 on June 11, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    2:38 machine picks up 3 seeds 🤣

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