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Steel factory invests in lettuce

While demand shrinks for products like steel, one factory in Japan has found a new way to grow - by switching to growing lettuce.

They still make steel in half the factory but have transformed the other half of the facility to grow three kinds of lettuce, which they sell to local supermarkets. The BBC's Matt Frei had a look.


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