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Sustainable tolerance

Life Science

Washing, showering, drinking – fresh water is needed for everything.

Yet it only accounts for 2% of all water on Earth. It’s also needed to grow vegetables, in future even more.

Enter a Glasgow startup and their new farming method that is shaking up the industry by using… seawater instead.

Some plants thrive in waters with a little extra salt. Such crops, called halophytes, are currently being used to grow food in Scotland, and can just as easily be converted into material for cosmetics.

Moreover, they help protect the coasts from flooding and erosion, and can absorb thirty times more carbon dioxide than rainforests.

In the Netherlands, meanwhile, they have recently confirmed that potatoes, cabbage and tomatoes can be grown using the same method.

Vegetables that are ready to compromise for us.

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