Jd.com or Jingdong Mall is one of China’s largest and has recently partnered with Mitsubishi Chemical, a large Japanese chemical manufacturing plant. Both Giants paired up to form one of the biggest plant factories centered around Japanese hydroponic technology in China. The strategic partnership to form the factory by the two companies, will yield the most technologically advanced agriculture facility today.
The massive factory measures at 11,040 square meters with solar lights, a culturing system based on hydroponic technology and yields a close seedling production. The current produce in the facility is coriander, green lettuce, red lettuce, spinach, cabbage and other produce.
The top-notch hydroponic facility yields quality, fresh produce to Jingdong Mall’s clients. The clients are presented with nutritious, safe food options that are environmentally friendly at JD’s 7 fresh supermarkets and can be purchased either offline or online.
As a result of consumers Global need for transparency, with respect to food production, Jingdong Mall’s facility is structured to keep track of the produce from when it is planted to when it is delivered to consumers. The two companies are leading the future of how food should be produced. The two companies new commitment to transparency will show the consumers in China the importance to avoid soil problems, too much use of fertilizer and their commitment to protect the environment. Thus, both companies have made a large declaration on the importance of food safety. Go To This Page for related information.
The new cutting-edge technologically advanced control system manages the fertilizer liquid, light and humidity. The automatically controlled environment allows for a highly standardized produce. By having a highly controlled environment, negative factors of traditional seasonal changes are adverted and higher yield of quality vegetables are produced. For instance, if you were to produce spinach by traditional means, the product what have 25% less potassium, 80% less folate and 32% less vitamin C than the spinach that would be produced at the factory. In addition, spinach would contain approximately 37% less phosphorus if grown by traditional means. Also, by taking the hydroponic route, there is no need for agrochemicals or those horrible pesticides, therefore the need to wash the produce is reduced since there is no harmful residue on the product.
Another key reason of the hydroponic facility is, the produce output is higher than traditional means of plant growth production. For instance, if you were to use traditional means of planting spinach for a one year period, the total crop would be about 4 batches. On the other hand, if the spinach were produced in the hydroponic facility, about 19 batches would be produced in that same period. In addition, the vegetables grown in the facility only need about a half a liter of water. Further, Jingdong’s hydroponic facility uses a logistics network based on cold chain. Thus, the vegetables will be quickly delivered to the clients table the same harvest day.
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