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Inside An Old Chicago Packing Plant, Inspiring Proof That Urban Indoor Farming Can Succeed

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At The Plant, a group of food businesses runs in awe-inspiring harmony. A fish farm fertilises the plants. A new brewery supplies carbon dioxide to help plants grow. And refuse from the cheesemaker feeds a digester that powers the whole operation.
“When you do this sort of thing in the middle of the city--there are about 9 million people in the metro area--you have endless amounts of waste to pull from, and it doesn’t have to go very far,” he adds. “That’s a huge savings in labor and diesel.”

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