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JD.com opens high-tech indoor farm in Beijing

Chinese e-commerce group in strategic tie-up with Mitsubishi Chemical

Produce is grown on the pesticide-free farm with solar light. Temperature and humidity are controlled and water is purified with treatment equipment. (Photo by Shunsuke Tabeta)

BEIJING -- China's No. 2 e-commerce operator JD.com has opened a hydroponic vegetable factory in Beijing, seeking to win over the growing ranks of middle-income families worried about food safety.

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