Future of the Environment

What is hydroponics - and is it the future of farming?

A visitor looks at leafy vegetable grown in Panasonic's first indoor vegetable farm at their factory in Singapore July 31, 2014. A unit of Japan's Panasonic Corp last week started selling to a chain of Japanese restaurants in Singapore fresh produce grown in what it says is the first licensed indoor vegetable farm in the island state. The move ties Panasonic's deeper push into farming technology with land-scarce Singapore's ambition to reduce its near-total reliance on food imports. Picture taken July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AGRICULTURE FOOD SOCIETY BUSINESS) - GM1EA8401F501

No soil, no waste, no pesticides. So how does it work? Image: REUTERS/Edgar Su

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 From producer to retailer, huge amounts of food get wasted. From producer to retailer, huge amounts of food get wasted.
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