AppHarvest, a high-tech greenhouse startup in Kentucky, promised to provide green jobs and revitalization to economically distressed areas. However, the company's reality was far from the promise. Workers faced grueling conditions, including high temperatures and poor training, while the company faced financial losses and lawsuits. The collapse of AppHarvest raises concerns about the viability of high-tech indoor agricultural schemes and highlights the dangers of relying on shortcuts to make farming more climate-friendly.
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