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Urban Seed plans to grow 25 different crops, from bell peppers to beets to alpine strawberries, in high-tech greenhouses smack in the middle of Las Vegas. Courtesy of Urban Seed hide caption

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AeroFarms grows greens under intense LED grow lights, while their roots are bathed in a nutrient-rich mist. Courtesy of AeroFarms hide caption

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Green Pie In The Sky? Vertical Farming Is On The Rise In Newark

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The taste of Mock's tomatoes starts with the seed. He uses only organic varieties, including cherry and several heirloom varieties. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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