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Japanese plant experts produce 10,000 lettuce heads a day in LED-lit indoor farm


Japanese plant experts produce 10 000 lettuce heads a day in LED lit indoor farm Science News The Independent

Japanese plant experts produce 10 000 lettuce heads a day in LED lit indoor farm Science News The Independent

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scienc...

Could this be the future of agriculture?

A physiologist has turned a former semiconductor factory into one of the world’s largest indoor farm, cultivating lettuces with LED lights.

At almost half the size of a football pitch, the farm, which opened in Japan in July, is already churning out 10,000 lettuce heads a day, the brains behind it say.

Plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura wanted to explore ways that man could keep up with the ever-increasing food demand while bypassing the risks brought on by drought, crop disease and natural disasters.

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Lettuce... is that what the kids call it now?

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