Bloomberg's Best Photos 2012: Global Technology

By Bloomberg Photos - 2012-12-20T15:27:00Z

Photograph by Akio Kon/Bloomberg

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Granpa Farm Co.

An employee plants lettuce seedlings in a vegetable plant at Granpa Farm Rikuzentakata, in Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, on Sept. 26, 2012. A total of eight dome-shaped hydroponic vegetable plants operated by Granpa Farm Rikuzentakata, a group farming subsidiary of Granpa Co. which was opened in August as part of the region's reconstruction efforts in an area damaged by the tsunami following the earthquake on March 11, 2011, produces 3,600 heads of lettuce a day.