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How A Robotic Farm Could Lead To A More Sustainable Future

How A Robotic Farm Could Lead To A More Sustainable Future

This Japanese farm is going fully automated conserve energy and grow fully organic produce

Jeb Brack
  • 28 april 2016

The lot of the farmer has always been one of hard work and uncertainty. The change of seasons, the vagaries of weather, and the rising cost of land and labor conspire against them, limiting growing time, making harvests unpredictable and profits hit or miss. In 2007, in automation-mad Japan, SPREAD Co. started an indoor factory farm to grow lettuce under closely controlled conditions.

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