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Could indoor farming help address future food shortages?
NewsHour Weekend takes a look at how indoor farming could shift our relationship with food.
This company wants to build a giant indoor farm next to every major city in the world
A young Silicon Valley startup called Plenty thinks it has cracked the code on indoor farming.
Jeff Bezos-backed indoor farming startup Plenty opens 100K square-foot facility in Seattle region
Plenty’s next (and first full scale) farm will open in Seattle in 2018, bringing locally-grown, backyard-quality, and affordable produce to area consumers by the middle of the year.
This High-Tech Vertical Farm Promises Whole Foods Quality at Walmart Prices
Plenty has the capital and connections to accelerate its endgame: building massive indoor farms on the outskirts of every major city on Earth, some 500 in all. In that world, food could go from farm to table in hours rather than days or weeks.
SoftBank Vision Fund Leads $200 Million Bet on Indoor Farms
The SoftBank Group Corp. chief’s Vision Fund is leading a $200 million investment in Silicon Valley startup Plenty, which says it has cracked the code on growing crops indoors super efficiently.
Vertical farm start-up Plenty raises $200m
Plenty, a San Francisco vertical farming startup, has raised $200m from big-name investors that include Japanese media giant SoftBank, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.
SoftBank Invests in Largest Ever Agtech Deal, a $200m Series B for Indoor Ag Startup
Indoor vertical farming company Plenty has raised $200 million in a Series B round of funding, the largest agtech investment to date.
New farm will bring engineering and agricultural jobs to the greater Seattle area starting mid-2018 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., November 3, 2017 — Plenty, the indoor farming company solving the globe’s fresh produce shortages, announced today that their next organic...read more
Plenty Attracts Largest-Ever Agriculture Technology Investment Led by the SoftBank Vision Fund to Solve Global Fresh Produce Shortages
Investment will drive deployment of global, large-scale indoor farm network to deliver radically fresher, affordable food to local communities everywhere SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 19, 2017 — Plenty, the leading field-scale indoor farming company...read more
San Francisco – Plenty, the leading field-scale vertical farming company reshaping agriculture to bring fresh and locally grown produce to people everywhere, announced the acquisition of Bright Agrotech, the leader in vertical farming production system technology. …read more