Closer to nature
Create sustainable affluence, utilizing the power of nature
The affluence that sustains us today has been achieved through economic growth based on mass production and mass consumption. However, with the depletion of resources such as food, water, and energy, as well as global warming becoming apparent, there is an ongoing debate on how to sustain society while maintaining affluence. This theme of “transition to a sustainable society” is becoming more and more important.
Until now, affluence has been achieved by consuming large amounts of all kinds of resources, as long as the cost is reasonable. However, as resources are depleting, we need to reduce our energy consumption and use the power of nature as much as possible to realize sustainable affluence.
Firstly, we would like to realize “sustainable affluence” in the world of food. For example, do you know that a large amount of CO2 is generated before the produce reaches your house? Some vegetables can generate as much as 1/3 of their weight in CO2. Agricultural products can be imported from countries on the other side of the world if the cost is reasonable. If those vegetables grow on your balcony or if they are freshly picked from a farmer in your neighborhood, you can easily reduce the amount of CO2 that would have taken to transport them.
Where had been the vegetables you eat grown? Vegetables grown closer to your home like on your balcony or in your garden can contribute to the sustainability. A world where more and more people grow their vegetables by themselves, that is a world where a revolution in food production has occurred.
Mirai Scien Co. Ltd. is comitted to revolutionize food production from an unprecedented perspective.
A Way of Life: Growing vegetables by yourself to eat
With a home vegetable gardening, you can grow vegetables, harvest enough to eat, and eat them fresh. Of course, you can grow your own vegetables without pesticides, and above all, there is the joy of growing them.
Home vegetable gardening is the ultimate in local production for local consumption. Because the vegetables are harvested and eaten on the spot, there are no transportation costs. Since the vegetables are grown in season, they do not require energy for heating or cooling, thus saving a lot of energy. In addition, it is a form of food entertainment that goes beyond mere local production for local consumption, with the healing power of touching plants and the joy of harvesting.
We hope that home vegetable gardening will become more widespread, that people will fully enjoy the fun and difficulty of cultivation, and that they will occasionally think about the problems associated with agriculture. We want to help people live that way.
We will continue to propose attractive services to make vegetable gardening a cutting-edge lifestyle that more and more people can enjoy.
Cultivate by cooperation with people and AI
We use technology to support small-scale agriculture around the world to end hunger and achieve sustainable food production. In the United Nations “Decade of Family Farming”, it was mentioned that 80% of the world’s food is produced by small-scale farmers, and that their activities contribute to eliminating hunger in the region, preserving the environment, and maintaining traditional culture. It is important to support and maintain these small-scale farmers, and there is a need for a platform service to share pest diagnostic tools and cultivation know-how that anyone can use. This is exactly the kind of service we are trying to provide.
The platform service is not one that relies entirely on human experience and knowledge, nor is it one in which AI solves everything. People and AI will work together to share cultivation know-how to make cultivation more efficient and sustainable.
We are taking “cultivation” to a new level with people and AI.