|Fish stew with pasta|
Food Diary (January 09, 2012)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with banana, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Fish stew with pasta
Dinner: Sweet corn and pasta
Baking/sweets: Mulled wine spiced chocolate cake
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Everyday Food I Love
Prosperity Yee Sang: Crispy shredded treasures, Butter Fish, Salmon, Tuna and Jelly Fish serve with blackcurrant-plum dressing
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: The Telegraph
Japan will open a futuristic robot farm in the tsunami disaster zone. The farm will involve unmanned tractors working on a 600 acre disaster zone site. Robots will then box produce grown on the farm, including rice, wheat, soybeans, fruit and vegetables as part of the “Dream Project” scheme, according to the Nikkei.
The growth of crops will also be boosted by recycled carbon dioxide generated by the operation of the machinery in a bid to reduce reliance on chemical fertilisers.
On-site research is expected to begin later this year, with a forecast government investment of £33 million (four billion yen) over the next six years, according to ministry officials.
More than 59,000 acres of once fertile farmland were damaged as a result of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear fallout, with the agricultural industry still struggling to recover.
It is great to see Japan not accepting defeat but taking active steps to bring back normality. However I really wonder how the product will be received by consumers. I am sure extensive research will be done to ensure the safety of the products, however there is a psychological issue as well.