On 1/9/2015, Panasonic announced they are going to reuse Fukushima factory as vegetable plant.
The Fukushima factory used to manufacture digital camera. Having the sales of digital camera rapidly drop, Panasonic decided to be subsidized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to support “restoration” of Fukushima by reusing the factory as vegetable plant.
Panasonic states they can make the best of their technology on manufacturing the digital devices such as lighting and air-conditioning for the efficient cultivation of vegetable.
At this moment they grow lettuce not taking over 6 weeks from sprouting to harvesting. They plan to produce highly modified plants such as low potassium lettuce for kidney disease.
Radioactive contamination is never mentioned in the announcement of Panasonic. It is not known what kind of radiation test will be applied to.Iori Mochizuki
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