In an effort to get urban citizens to eat more greens that are grown locally, a hydroponic Tokyo garden has been set up on the Tozai Line in a protected growing facility.
These vegetables are being branded and sold under the name Tokyo Salad, with a big push on selling features such as the fact that the greens are produced without pesticides in clean growing rooms with no exposure to bacteria—which gives them a longer shelf life. The produce is in fact so clean, consumers would be able to eat the greens without having to wash them first.
Tokyo Salad varieties include romaine, mesclun and leaf lettuce that are expected to be hitting stores and restaurants soon.
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