Future Crops CEO Gary Grinspan makes the case for vertical farming

Future Crops isn’t your typical vertical farming startup. For one thing, the Israel-founded, Netherlands-based company uses a proprietary soil-based substrate in its indoor setups, as opposed to the more widely recognized ‘soilless’ systems on the market.

Second, it’s backed by Chinese internet behemoth Tencent – not generally known as an agtech investor.

Today, it operates an 8,000 square meter indoor vertical farm just outside The Hague, primarily run on solar power and currently focused on producing high-value herbs and microgreens.

AFN recently interviewed co-founder and CEO Gary Grinspan (GG) about the company’s kosher roots, its journey from the Middle East to Northern Europe, and why he thinks there’s still very much a place for soil in indoor farming.

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