Panasonic is now also a vegetable seller

Written by Reuters | Singapore | Updated: Aug 5 2014, 07:38am hrs
Japans Panasonic, best known for its television sets and home theatre systems, wants to feed Singaporeans its radishes and lettuce.

A unit of the electronics conglomerate last week started selling to a chain of Japanese restaurants in Singapore fresh produce grown in what it says is the first licensed indoor vegetable farm in the island state. The move ties Panasonics deeper push into farming technology with land-scarce Singapores ambition to reduce its near-total reliance on food imports.