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3Novices:Farming without soil: new Japanese tech makes growing fruit and vegetables possible in any environment

In a tiny room inside the Mebiol Research and Development Center, a little over an hour outside of Tokyo, baby Kos lettuce leaves are growing in a tray under magenta-coloured lights. On another shelf, a miniature garden of microgreens is blooming across the surface of a salad dish. The seedlings have been cultivated without soil – atop a thin, transparent polymer film.
“Can you see the roots?” asks Hiroshi Yoshioka, Mebiol’s vice-president, lifting the edge of the plant-…
May 16, 2017 at 08:32AM http://ift.tt/2qLfIoK
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