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People, power costs keep indoor farming down to Earth

In this Jan. 18, 2018 photo, production manager Emy Kelty, left, and senior grower Molly Kreykes scan and monitor plants growing on towers in the grow room at the Plenty, Inc. office in South San Francisco, Calif. More than 30 high-tech companies from the U.S. to Singapore hoping to turn indoor farming into a major future food source, if only they can clear a stubborn hurdle: high costs.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

More than 30 high-tech companies from the U.S. to Singapore are hoping to turn indoor farming into a major future food source, if only they can clear a stubborn hurdle: high costs.

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