Lettuce anyone?

As you may already know, Japan has a rugged and mountainous terrain. It can be compared to Norway, since 70% of both countries are occupied by mountains. Naturally flat land will be scarce therefore costly, negatively impacting agricultural production.

However, Mr. Shigeharu Shimamura a Japanese plant physiologist has certainly been thinking out of the box when he thought of converting a former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory into the world’s largest indoor farm! Check out these pictures, they’re definitely something…

Shigeharu, who is the CEO of Mirai Co. the corporation behind this bizarre yet genius venture, partnered with GE Japan to make his dream of a water, space and energy efficient indoor farming system a reality. After only twelve months of operating this indoor lab-like farm, Mirai Co. is able to produce an astonishing 10,000 heads of lettuce per day! Now that’s a lot of lettuce. I wonder if they grow any romaine lettuce hmmm….Would something like this work in Europe?

 

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