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CNN: Mushrooms are being farmed in Abu Dhabi’s desert


Hong Kong CNN — Mushrooms usually sprout from dark, damp forest floors or bloom on fallen tree branches. Now, a startup in Abu Dhabi has found a way to grow them in the middle of the desert.

Below Farm is producing “specialty mushrooms” such as oyster, king oyster, shiitake and lion’s mane.

Managing director Bronte Weir says the indoor farm, about 45 minutes’ drive from downtown Abu Dhabi, is the first in the region to grow and sell high-end mushrooms.



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