Tokyo’s Vertical Farms – The Future of Farming | WIRED

Tokyo’s Vertical Farms – The Future of Farming | WIRED

How do we feed a growing population in areas where land is scarce? Grant Imahara visits Tokyo, where “vertical farms” give us a glimpse at what the future of farming may look like. This video was created by WIRED Brand Lab in partnership with Mouser Electronics.

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  1. Kiak on June 9, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    What kind of water do you use in the cities for this? Tap water? Tap water is not for agriculture!!!

  2. kayla lewis on June 9, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    European unique contribute recognize theory think fundamental can paper achieve

  3. Brice Larie on June 9, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Why not on vertical lenght rolling devices ?
    Using squared horizontal surfaces to build "vertical" farming,
    Seems bit weird …
    Even more on "controlled" hygrometry …

    Even more in that kind a specific needs .

  4. Ample Yang on June 9, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Cool, very nice technology. Great Japan.

  5. Gaia Verita on June 9, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Eat plant-based and get rid off meat, which is toxic, oxidant and carcinogenic.

  6. King Bush on June 9, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    There’s vertical farms in Singapore too

  7. chicagochris 1988 on June 9, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    isnt that the dude who did the mc donalds thing lol?

  8. Basura Gunathilaka on June 9, 2022 at 9:31 pm
  9. MxFabulous on June 9, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    These guys are so behind, minecraft players have been doing this years before these guys!

  10. Wasabi on June 9, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Wait hold up… iv made a farm like this 6 years ago! On minecraft!

  11. Rod1892 on June 9, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Indoor farming techniques and methods provides the certainties for food production, it removes the losses in agriculture, since it also anticipates the needs of the people, eitherways traditional farming as well as indoor. Newer standards that protects and makes GDP growth, preserved. S.M.Es….General practices…./…./…../…../…../…../…../ well coordinated with one another’s expertise. / Ptd, Trademarks, Registrations, Copyrights, LLCs, amongst countries. G.M Industries.

  12. Pjanoo on June 9, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Is it possible to grow grains hydroponically such as rice or other plants like lentils or beans?

  13. Jakob Larok on June 9, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    So, why is it that I saw a similar video about a vertical farm in the US about 6-7 years ago that also saved on energy costs by identifying the fact that crops only require specific freq’s of the spectrum, then focusing the usage of LED lighting to those colors (I believe it was blue and red, but the blended colour came out pink-ish)… now i see this video implying that vertical farming is a brand new shiny Japanese thing?! Totally radicchiolous.
    2004: Founding of AeroFarms
    2015: AeroFarms opens world’s largest vertical farming venture using their discoveries in energy saving light-shifted LEDs… in NEW JERSEY, US.
    Then again, Mirai has a near identical timeline according to different online sources – and i have neither the thyme, nor the energy to suss this out for a Ytb comment.
    And lettuce not forget the work they’ve been doing at Vietnam National University of Agriculture since 2006 – truly, the hydro/aqua/aeroponics sectors have been making grape advancements around the world for over a decade.
    Don’t get me wrong. I think this method of agriculture should be adopted by every region of the world, and by every prefecture and state within 日本国 and the US, respectively. Just sayin’: carrot where carrot’s due…

  14. Mirrorenergy on June 9, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Rest in peace Grant

  15. nukestrom on June 9, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Hydroponics is the 21st century agriculture. Kudos

  16. selennimrodel on June 9, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    There isn’t a word about the energy needs of such a construction. The carbon footprint is massive of this technology. Also, we don’t know the nutrition value of the products in a fully artificial environment, totally lacking sunlight. How much chemicals and fertilizers are used in there too? I am not convinced.

  17. kiltmanm60 on June 9, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    I do not think of this as "vertical" farming. It is Stacked Farming. Vertical actually hangs up and down not flat on a rack. Check out the "Leafy Green Machine" and you will see what i mean. This definition opinion of mine does NOT take away for this amazing company! Very impressive.

  18. Zeds Tech Tips on June 9, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    R.I.P Grant ♥

  19. R N on June 9, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    RIP Grant!

  20. CrossedRifles11 on June 9, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Elon Musk will need this for our Mars colonies.

  21. Roger on June 9, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    It’s only lettuce, what about other crops?

  22. newegg built on June 9, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    NON GMO RIGHT? better be because the US needs to get rid of all GMO food,, its trash and devalues our health, Japan can show the US how to be healthy food wise.

  23. cattigereyes1 on June 9, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Plants use a certain spectrum of light for growth and flowering! Also let say taller plants are grown would this system still be effective!

  24. Brandon Dickerson on June 9, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    So myth confirmed right?

  25. Abby on June 9, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    We are getting higher and higher requirements in selecting lamps. Now it is the age of technology. Everything is already smart. Our lights are becoming more and more intelligent. You can imagine using mobile phones. Adjust the brightness and spectrum of the lamp? This is the new product we are pursuing.

  26. W Ip on June 9, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    The Japanese treat this vertical farm as if it were a semiconductor fabrication plant, or similar. 🤭👍👍👍…

  27. Miss V E Masters on June 9, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    What about bees?

  28. Allen Toyokawa on June 9, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Most advanced country in the world

  29. blue donkey on June 9, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    1:24 give this man some subtitles lol

  30. Hydro Green on June 9, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    So what’s the deal here with these large hydroponic operations including in Japan? The world’s population is going to be fed lettuce?

  31. Unkenwid on June 9, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    myth busted

  32. abdul rahman on June 9, 2022 at 9:56 pm


  33. Ricky on June 9, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    What kind of lamp they use?

  34. jfrd072891 on June 9, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    "Mirai" is the Japanese word for "future."

  35. Rap Coco on June 9, 2022 at 10:03 pm


  36. sunil nangliya on June 9, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    I want to start hydroponic in india . Anyone who investment in it

  37. enjoypolo on June 9, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    An even more efficient way (and economical) would be to build sea-based platforms, no? Electricity could even be produced by kinetic energy produced by waves. Out-water filtered with vortexers, CO2 emissions captured and re-used to grow algaes. This is really cool field to be involved in!

  38. cbkrishna on June 9, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Why they are wearing masks

  39. GARASI FILM on June 9, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    May I use some of this video (just a few seconds) to add to my video as a visual illustration entitled "Indoor Farming | This is Agricultural Technology in Japan", I will include the source of this video in the video and the video description on credit.

    My warm regards,
    Isa ansari 07

    Bolehkah Saya menggunakan sebagian dari video ini (hanya beberapa detik) untuk dimasukan kedalam video saya sebagai ilustrasi visual dengan judul "Indoor Farming | Inilah Teknologi Pertanian di Jepang", saya akan mencantumkan sumber video ini didalam video dan deskripsi videonya sebagai kredit.

    Salam hangat,
    Isa Ansari 07

  40. Jose Torres on June 9, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Love the idea. They are the closest solution to space colonization and astronauts feeding necessities. I could invest on stocks for this company eyes close.

  41. Friendly Metroid on June 9, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    These videos are wafer thin…

  42. Protonumus on June 9, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Cube / Vertical hydroponic #farms are great idea’s.

  43. Rap Coco on June 9, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    is fake

  44. Burger Boy on June 9, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    can we vertically farmed rice?

  45. Rap Coco on June 9, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    faker pakistan arabish ligue pfamaka-industrie👎✌✋

  46. Gianluigi SUN on June 9, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    We miss you Grant

  47. Jacob Sedgwick on June 9, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    I guess it would be a tradeoff between overheads of going verticle in a city center; I would have guessed it was cheaper to ship in from rural areas, land in cities is not cheap.

  48. Pretty O. on June 9, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Because the sky has no limit! This is rediculously smart! I hope this type of farming will be implemented everywhere and in other countries as well 🙂

  49. Mazao G on June 9, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    I can picture cities with skycraper farms.

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