Japan’s Solution to radiation: Natural Indoor Farms
The Largest indoor farm now lays on Sanriku Fukko National Park. It was build inside a semiconductor factory( measuring 25,000 square feet) and uses 100 times less water than an outdoor farm.
They claim that the produce they make contain 8 to 10 times more beta-carotene(β-Carotene is a strongly colored red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits.) and twice the vitamin C, calcium and magnesium in comparison with the outdoor farms.
The produce grown here uses LED lights, the plant is weather resistant and climate controlled, and can yield over 10,000 heads of lettuce per day.
It is estimated that indoor gardening will from a $30 million to a $270 million industry by 2020. If this practice is combined with solar power, the cost to produce organic, non GMO foods could be lowered even more.
The Japanese government plans to promote indoor gardening as a way to create jobs and aid in food security. Officials will offer incentives including low-interest financing and a capital investment tax credit. About 40 indoor growing facilities are already in operation nationwide.