A 2300 square meter former semiconductor plant has become the world’s largest indoor vegetable farm, thanks to Shigeru Shimamura and special LED lights from General Electric.
The farm produces 10,000 heads of lettuce per day all while using less than 1% of the water needed for a normal farm, and none of the weather or pest related risks that come with growing outdoors. Produce waste is also slashed from 50 to just 10% as well.
Shimamura’s indoor farming company, Mirai, has partnered with GE and is looking to set up similar operations in locations around the world, starting with Hong Kong and Russia.
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