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Hi-tech mushrooms spread to stores, restaurants

Posted at 7:15 AM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 09:15:16-05

Mushrooms don't need to live in a shady forest.

Hi tech farmers are growing them indoors, in miniature mushroom farms in the most urban neighborhoods.

In New York City, exotic fungi thrive in colorful boxes installed in stores and restaurants.

Wi-Fi and sensors allow the owners to monitor growth and adjust lighting and temperature with an app - creating another avenue for sustainable farming.