Seven-Eleven Launches First of Many Indoor Farms in Japan

Indoor farms have been emerging for some years now with a multitude of pioneering projects showing what could be possible with the technology; but for it to become a significant player in our food supply chain it needs big projects that put it on the map. Just such a project will turn its lights on in Tokyo, in the new year, when Japan’s biggest convenience store chain Seven-Eleven opens an indoor farm to produce vegetables for all the salads and sandwiches it sells in the city. The numerous benefits they will reap are likely to trigger growth across the field. Indoor farming has been approaching a tipping point in recent years as technology has continued to advance. Maturing of the technology could allow large amounts of greens and fresh produce to be generated in urban environments with both minimal space and far smaller amounts of water than on a traditional farm. It can take as […]

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