Steel Factory Reinvents Itself, Now Grows Lettuce

In Japan, they don't just let factories rust away. Matt Frei of the BBC visits one where they used to make steel cable, but with demand down, they have converted much of it to grow hydroponic lettuce, with the former steelworkers tending the tender shoots. "The company expects the solution will save the business and help it survive the downturn."

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