(Netherlands/Climate Change) This light show in a field isn’t just pretty – it’s helping grow crops with less need for pesticides (Natalie Marchant, WEF)

  • A 20,000-square-metre light installation in the Netherlands is contributing to sustainable agriculture.
  • The vertically placed LEDs in a field of leek are said to increase crop growth.
  • UV light could also reduce the use of pesticides by up to 50%, according to GROW, the company behind the project.
  • Sustainable agriculture is key to ensuring food security for all, says the FAO.