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AeroFarms, Bowery Farming and Crop One Holdings are ranked at Nos. 1, 3 and 125, respectively. The three companies have northeastern indoor farms and specialize in leafy greens.

“We’re proud to be recognized,” Marc Oshima, chief marketing officer of Newark, N.J.-based AeroFarms, said in a news release. “Forward Fooding says our proprietary aeroponic technology is transforming the future of food, now.”

Inspired by the Fortune 500, the FoodTech 500 list of mission-driven companies was created by Forward Fooding, a global network of entrepreneurs enabling collaborations and partnerships among established food organizations and startups.

There were more than 1,200 applications from 54 countries in eight categories, according to the Forward Fooding website.

At No. 3 on the list, Bowery Farming, New York, N.Y., is an automated, indoor vertical farm as well.

Ranking No. 125, Crop One Holdings includes the FreshBox Farms brand of leafy greens grown and distributed to retailers from its indoor Massachusetts farm.

Find out what other companies made the list at https://forwardfooding.com/foodtech500.

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