World’s Largest Indoor Farm is 100 Times More Productive

This article from the Urbanist takes a look at Japan’s indoor farming is portrayed. The successful indoor farming endeavor in Japan is shown through some staggering statistics: 25,000 square feet producing 10,000 heads of lettuce per day (100 times more per square foot than traditional methods) with 40% less power, 80% less food waste and 99% less water usage than outdoor fields.

New similar buildings using the same technology are being planned in Hong Kong, with Mongolia, Russia and mainland China.

Read the full article here.

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29 Jan 2015
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