Futuristic Lettuce Factory is a Reworked Modern Marvel

Japan-based tech giant Fujitsu has built an indoor lettuce farm in an old semiconductor fabrication plant.
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Japan-based tech giant Fujitsu has built an indoor lettuce farm in an old semiconductor fabrication plant.
Fujitsu lettuce factory

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Fujitsu is revolutionizing vegetable farming. They've designed the Aizu-Wakamatsu Akisai Vegetable Plant, which is a 2,000 square meter factory in a repurposed semiconductor fabrication plant.

The plants are grown in clean rooms, which are free of any environmental contaminants, including bugs and pesticides. The space also gives scientists more control over their crops.

The field trials began in July 2013, in the hopes of creating lettuce that was in low in potassium so those suffering from chronic kidney disease (which requires low-potassium diets) can continue eating vegetables all year. According to PSFK, the lettuce also has low nitrate nitrogen levels, making it less bitter and a more kid-friendly.

However, the new farming process does come at a cost -- 90g of lettuce costs ¥500 ($4.90).

The below video gives an inside look at Fujitsu's lettuce factory.