Big electronics companies are increasingly getting involved in fruit and vegetable production. This may sound weird, but our planet is becoming more populated and needs new ways of producing food that will not only be effective but will also provide healthy food for our body. Toshiba is one such company that is starting to enter a completely new market sector for her.
Speaking to Toshiba, we mean primarily laptops and consumer electronics. However, these are not the only areas of activity of this concern, which is beginning to be interested in agriculture.
Media reports that the Japanese giant recently launched a new laboratory in the Yokosuki industrial district, where under sterile conditions, under fluorescent lamps, vegetables are grown. As a result of this experiment, a very clean lettuce is created, which does not need to be washed before eating, which is an indispensable activity for typical vegetables purchased at a local shop.
The whole process is quite unusual for a vegetable farm, because all employees wear protective aprons and must wash their hands with alkaline water before entering the farm. The farm itself does not resemble a regular field as all environmental conditions are controlled by computers. Air pressure, temperature, lighting level, dust and bacteria are all controlled by electronics and software. As a result of these activities, plants are created that are not attacked by bacteria, do not need to be sprayed with pesticides and washed before eating.
Toshiba plans to use its idea on a much wider scale and intends to sell such systems to Russia and countries in the Middle East where conditions are not conducive to typical vegetable farming. Sam will also be in production and plans to deliver at least 3 million heads of lettuce on the Japanese market each year, hoping that the new venture will bring additional profits to the Japanese market.