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This Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 photo provided by AppHarvest shows tomatoes being grown in their Morehead, Ky. facility. The company is one of several big players in the fast-growing indoor farming space. Experts say tech advances from the cannabis industry and lower-cost, energy efficient LED bulbs are helping fuel growth, along with increasing customer demand for sustainable food. (AppHarvest via AP)

High-tech indoor farmer AppHarvest starts shipping tomatoes

Jan. 19, 2021 2:30 PM EST

AppHarvest — an indoor farming company backed by Martha Stewart — thinks the agriculture sector is ripe for disruption. And now, its tomatoes are ripe for eating. The Morehead, Kentucky-based company said Tuesday it has begun shipping beefsteak tomatoes to Kroger, Walmart, Publix and other grocers....

This undated photo provided by Revivicor, Inc., a unit of United Therapeutics, shows a genetically modified pig. U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical products, making it the second such animal to get the green light for human consumption -- but United Therapeutics, the company behind it says there are no imminent plans for its meat to be sold. (Revivicor, Inc. via AP)

US regulators OK genetically modified pig for food, drugs

Dec. 15, 2020 4:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical products, making it the second such animal to get the green light for human consumption. But the company behind it says there are no imminent plans to sell it for meat. The pig is genetically engineered to...

Discovery Park in Tennessee set to open new farming exhibit

Dec. 2, 2020 4:38 AM EST

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A new, $1 million exhibit about farming innovation is set to open this weekend at Discovery Park of America in northwest Tennessee. The educational museum in Union City said the "AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival” exhibit is set to open to the public on Saturday. ...

Groups to offer hydroponic grow kits in eastern Kentucky

Nov. 25, 2020 5:48 AM EST

BEREA, Ky. (AP) — A couple of groups are teaming up to give indoor hydroponic grow kits to more than 1,600 children and their families in Kentucky. The kits, provided through a partnership between Save the Children and agriculture tech leader AppHarvest, will go to people in six eastern Kentucky counties,...