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FOOD INFRASTRUCTURE

FOOD INFRASTRUCTURE

Vegetables are essential in our daily diet. In addition to freshness and taste, considerations regarding vegetables such as their environmental impact, local production, and food safety have been increasing in recent years. We are contributing to the establishment of “food infrastructure” that allows safe access to food anywhere, for anyone, at any time.

SPREAD’s Story

It all started when SPREAD’s CEO, Shinji Inada, met with farmers who were all concerned about the lack of young people who were interested in taking over their famers. There was a strong sense of urgency that overcome Mr. Inada as he thought about the declining future of Japanese agriculture. He began to wonder, Was there an agricultural solution that was free from the influence of weather? Where you could have a stable income? Was there something that could attract the younger generation? As he was searching for this new system, he came across a new agricultural innovation that is a vertical farm. This vertical farm would be able to solve Japan’s agricultural problems and contribute to the revitalization of the industry, so in 2006 he established SPREAD Co., Ltd.