If an Asian parent tells a child to eat his or her vegetables, expect them to get eaten, appreciated and grown accustomed to. Yes, even if it tastes as unappealing as the bitter melon.
A vegetable in its culinary classification, bitter melon is a common ingredient in many Asian cuisines. In China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, among others, bitter melon is embraced not because of its unique taste but mostly due to its health benefits.
A Chinese firm has unveiled an improved version of their “smart farm” which enables the growth of more vegetables without soil or natural sunlight in an automated environment.
Currently utilized in many parts of the world, the technology of controlled-environment agriculture via indoor farming is being improved upon by a company in Anxi, Fujian Province, called Sanan Sino-Science in hopes of setting the course for the future of agriculture in China.