09 Feb '17, 1pm

Australia is growing hydroponic tomatoes with no fresh water, soil, or fossil fuels

Australia is growing hydroponic tomatoes with no fresh water, soil, or fossil fuels

In the desert of Southern Australia, one farm is growing and supplying 15 percent of the country’s tomatoes with no soil, no fresh water, and no fossil fuel. This miracle of modern science uses solar power to desalinate seawater and grow 15,000 tons of hydroponic tomatoes per year. “Our concentrated solar tower produces both heat and electricity to maintain the perfect conditions inside the greenhouses to help the plants grow,” Sundrop Farms writes to Al Jazeera . “This heat is also used to desalinate one million liters of seawater a day; the fresh water produced is used to water the plants and cool the greenhouses.” While no artificial gases are used to ripen the tomatoes, carbon dioxide levels are elevated in the glasshouses to boost crop production by about 30 percent, making this new farm one of the most productive ever. “This is the future,” Sundrop Farms CEO Philipp ...

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