Staay, Philips, Rijk Zwaan to build “first of its kind” vertical farm in Europe

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Staay, Philips, Rijk Zwaan to build “first of its kind” vertical farm in Europe

Philips Lighting today announced that Staay Food Group is building the first of its kind vertical farm in Europe, in Dronten, the Netherlands, which will use Philips GreenPower LED horticultural lighting. The facility will serve one of Europe’s biggest supermarket chains and will be used for testing, and optimizing processes for future, large vertical farms.

Ahead of new legislation
The 900m2 indoor vertical farm will have over 3,000m2 of growing space and produce pesticide-free lettuce. With upcoming stricter regulations on the residual pesticide levels in a bag or bowl of lettuce, retailers will need to provide exceedingly high quality, pesticide-free lettuce. Continue reading “Staay, Philips, Rijk Zwaan to build “first of its kind” vertical farm in Europe”