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Reinvent yourself with an MBA.. in farming
February 16, 2008 2:30 AM   Subscribe

Trying to get unemployed youth interested in farming, Pasana O2 boasts a slick website (Japanese only unfortunately), a vision statement, a newsletter and oh yeah, an underground farm covering one square kilometer inside a former bank vault. [Via our very own]
posted by your mildly obsessive average geek (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

How very bizarre!

Clearly a great money making opportunity if the crop were converted to mj or cocaine, given the prices in Japan.
posted by asok at 6:24 AM on February 16, 2008

Interesting. Thanks!
posted by Atreides at 9:24 AM on February 16, 2008

Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for posting.
posted by fillsthepews at 10:12 AM on February 16, 2008

I just can't see how converting sunlight->some other stored energy->elecricity->light->crops can be more efficient than just growing the crops someplace else and shipping them in. I suspect this could only make any kind of sense in a country with almost no arable land and huge importation tariffs.
posted by agentofselection at 11:28 AM on February 16, 2008

Oooh, should've RTFA. They claim that instead of the initial energy being sunlight, it should be geothermal. But it still sounds silly to me. I'd like to see some numbers on efficiency.
posted by agentofselection at 11:30 AM on February 16, 2008

asok: Interesting you should mention marijuana - it's mentioned in one of the comments in the article linked at the end.

agentofselection: Yeah that whole part about geo-thermal energy is a bit vague and unconvincing.
posted by your mildly obsessive average geek at 12:05 AM on February 17, 2008

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