New indoor, vertical farm in Aurora offers look at high-tech future for food production

By Judith Kohler, The Denver Post

The big, blocky building just north of Interstate 70 looks like all the other big, blocky buildings along a commercial and industrial strip in Aurora. Visitors have to scrub up, put on masks, hair nets and lab coats and walk on an antimicrobial mat before entering a massive clean room.

But the products being tended to under magenta-colored LED lights aren’t computer chips or other high-tech parts. They are different varieties of lettuce that will be harvested and shipped to Denver-area grocery stores and restaurants.

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