Japan To Open Robot Farm In Disaster Zone

s57bA century or two from now, pretty much most of the world will be a flooded/radioactive zone being farmed by robots. The Telegraph reports:

The project, masterminded by the Ministry of Agriculture, will involve unmanned tractors working the fields of the farm on a disaster zone site spanning 600 acres. Robots will then box produce grown on the farm, including rice, wheat, soybeans, fruit and vegetables as part of the “Dream Project” scheme.

An expanse of farmland in Miyagi prefecture, northeast Japan, which was flooded in last year’s tsunami, has been earmarked by the government for the project. Miyagi was one of Japan’s three worst hit prefectures in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which left more than 19,000 dead or missing and triggered the world’s worst nuclear crisis in decades.

Farming was hit particularly hard by the disaster, with tsunami water leaving soil laden with salt and oil deposits, as well as radiation contamination as a result of the leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

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7 Responses to Japan To Open Robot Farm In Disaster Zone

  1. Golchab January 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    if it’s too bad for humans to farm due to radiations, then por que would we eat the foods from the same earth?  or is lettuce immune to that kinda stuff?

    • 1captainhooker1 January 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      exactly what I was wondering

      • Anarchy Pony January 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

        Don’t worry, the radiation won’t kill you. The cancer will.

        • 1captainhooker1 January 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

          Can’t they treat that with chemo? Oh…wait….

  2. D.D.B. January 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Probably not much different than eating today’s food which they irradiate before we eat it!

  3. AUMshow April 10, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Are they saying that we are going to eat vegetables picked up by a robot from a radio active Zone – WOW I feel safe !

  4. lightBright April 22, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    Bio remediation?

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