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Lettuce-Growing Vending Machine Produces Sunless Salad Greens

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Nov 6, 2010   Updated: Aug 16 2011 • References: techon.nikkeibp.co.jp and treehugger
This Japanese lettuce-growing vending machine grows salad greens with fluorescent bulbs instead of sunlight and can produce more than 20,000 heads of lettuce a year. It's good to know that even in a nuclear winter, we can grow lettuce.

The portable florescent lettuce-growing vending machine is being marketed by Dentsu Facility Management Inc. under the name "Chef's Farm." It sells for about $90,000. Marketing is targeted to restaurants that want to include on-premise produce production in their offerings.

Implications - The company's marketing is unique to say the least, as per their website, "This is how we shall grow produce in the post-apocalyptic future," says a statement. Talk about things I don't want to think about. Nevertheless, to learn more, click on the links below.