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To Feed a Hot Planet, They’re Making More Efficient Plants

Robert Furbank was at home in Canberra, Australia, watching a news segment about climate change with his two teenagers this summer when his daughter quipped, “Geez, Dad, you’ve really stuffed things up for us, haven’t you?” Sitting there as a proxy for the collective old guard, the plant physiologist faced …

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A Greenhouse Large Enough to Feed the Eastern Seaboard

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Proximity to big markets is crucial for the fresh produce business. So when AppHarvest, a two-year-old start-up, was looking for a site for a greenhouse, it picked a 366-acre field in Rowan County just outside Morehead, a university town in eastern Kentucky. The greenhouse, the largest in …

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