Hydrogel - soil less farming, Japan
Hydrogel - Landwirtschaft ohne Boden, Japan
Hydrogel - agriculture sans sol, Japon
Water-saving farming tech says 'sayonara' to soil
The method involves growing plants on a polymer film containing nutrients, and offers the advantage of greatly reducing the volume of water and fertilizer used, compared to conventional hydroponics.
+ Today: tomatoes
+ Planning: melon, strawberry, paprika, greens like lettuce
+ Future: tree fruits like grape
Dr. Mori founded Mebiol, Inc. in 1995 with the purpose to apply the medical membrane & hydrogel technologies for agriculture, addressing the issues related to global food scarcity & safety induced by water shortage and soil degradation by global warming.