Experimental farm harvests crops grown using sunlight and seawater

11/8/2013 | ScienceMag.org

Crops are being harvested at an experimental greenhouse in Qatar as part of a project to produce a steady supply of food to desert areas. The pilot plant, which relies on a greenhouse that utilizes seawater to grow crops year-round, even in the stifling heat of summer, is part of the Sahara Forest Project and has produced about 165 pounds of vegetables per square meter. The project is planning a larger facility in Jordan.

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