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Incredible photos of New York City when it was covered in farmland

Before Manhattan formed its grid, its residents raised hogs and chickens. The Museum of the City of New York reveals what NYC looked like as farmland.
Local Roots cofounder and CEO Eric Ellestad in one of the company's indoor farms.

SpaceX buys produce from this high-tech farm in a shipping container — take a look inside

A new indoor agriculture company called Local Roots makes indoor farms that grow crops under LED lights and without soil. SpaceX is one of its first customers.
A mushroom sprouts in Cycloponics' underground farm in Paris, France.

Inside a farm hidden under the streets of Paris in an abandoned parking garage

A Parisian startup called Cycloponics is growing greens and mushrooms underground. Take a look inside "the cave."

A woman discovered a 5-pound avocado that’s bigger than her head — and it could break a world record

While on a walk, a Hawaii resident found a huge avocado. Guinness World Records is now determining if it's the heaviest avocado ever.
Czech-Canadian scientist and professor Vaclav Smil.

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

In Bill Gates' 2017 book recommendations, he said he would "read just about any topic" that the Czech-Canadian scientist Vaclav Smil finds interesting.

The turkey you’re about to eat weighs twice as much as it did a few decades ago

Today's turkeys are a lot bigger — more than double the size — and faster-growing than the birds our parents or grandparents ate.

The cost of a Thanksgiving dinner is at a five-year low, according to a new report

The American Farm Bureau Federation says that the price of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is down 1.5% from last year, due to the declining cost of turkeys.
Inside Plenty's first farm in South San Francisco, California.

A new Jeff Bezos-backed warehouse farm will grow enough greens to feed 180,000 people per year

Vertical farming startup Plenty — which has raised $260 million to date — is opening a 100,000-square-foot farm in the greater Seattle, Washington area.
A display of WindowFarms hydroponic growing system.

A growing battle in the $47 billion organic food industry could fundamentally change the program — and some farmers are worried

This week, an advisory board to the USDA voted to allow non-soil farmers to label their products organic. Some traditional farmers are not happy.

An ex-Tesla executive is teaming up with a little-known vertical farming startup

Kurt Kelty, Tesla's former battery director, has joined the vertical ag startup Plenty, which wants to build indoor farms around the world.