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

We’ve all heard of indoor gardens that can produce a huge amount of produce in just a short amount of time. However recent developments in a Japanese indoor garden shows that LEDs can actually make the plants grow faster. 

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 ShigeharuShimamura 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. 

Read the whole story at the Independent.

 

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