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May 14, 2018

Costs limit growth for indoor farms

  • Plenty, which announced plans to build a 100,000 square-foot facility in Kent, says indoor farms should get public aid — in the form of cheaper power.
  • By RYAN NAKASHIMA
    AP Technology Writer

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — There’s a budding industry that’s trying to solve the problem of limp lettuce and tasteless tomatoes in America’s supermarkets.

    It’s full of technologists who grow crops in buildings instead of outdoors, short-cutting the need to prematurely harvest produce for a bumpy ride often thousands of miles to consumers in colder climes.


     
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