At Bowery, we dream of a world where agriculture gives back to the people and planet more than it takes. But to achieve this, we need more than incremental change.
It’s time to reimagine farming from the ground up
Did you know that by 2050, we’ll need to produce 70% more food to feed an estimated world population of 10 billion? As it currently stands, our agricultural system cannot sustainably feed that many people, most of whom will be living in urban areas. To feed the future, farming needs to aim higher.
Our indoor farms address global challenges by thinking community-first:
Agriculture uses 70% of the world’s freshwater.
Recycle and filter water to reduce consumption.
Over 40 years, we’ve lost 30% of the world’s arable land due to unsustainable farming practices.
Transform unused industrial spaces into community-first farms.
In the field, seeds are largely selected for yield, transportation, and chemical resistance.
Select non-GMO seeds that deliver on aroma, texture, and taste.
Seventy percent of U.S. produce has traces of pesticides.
Grow protected produce with zero pesticides.
The precarious global food supply chain is susceptible to environmental and economic disruption.
Create indoor, vertically integrated farming that grows 365 days a year, closer to the point of consumption.
Leafy greens are responsible for a vast majority of E. coli-related outbreaks in the U.S.
Grow produce defiantly free from pollutants and fully traceable seed to store.
In 2018, 11.1% of U.S. households were food insecure.
Democratize access to fresh, locally grown food in our communities.
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