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The Future is Bright and... Pink?

Rodrigo Mejia

Vertical farming, and its potential impact, has been on the mind of ambitious architects and concerned environmentalists alike in recent years. But with vertical farming comes artificial lighting, and the chance for "green" to turn "pink." That's because, as Horticulture Professor Cary Mitchell of Purdue University explains, plants absorb red and blue light best. When matching LEDs to harness this quality, the resultant mix produces a magenta glow—ending with a "pink" grow room.

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