A team of researchers in the Netherlands has discovered that potatoes can grow in earth fed by salty sea water.
The development could spark a revolution in the way food is produced in land previously considered unsuitable for agriculture.
Anna Holligan reports from the Dutch island of Texel.
While researchers think of islands and saltwater coasts – my first response went straight to inland geologies like New Mexico. Most underground water, aquifers, here, are of brackish water.
Nice to know we can do more than raise shrimp and crawdads.
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and then … hmmmm, kale is way over exposed right now, yet it was the first one to come to mind. I wonder what greens?
My wife loves kale, been part of our garden for a spell. I stick with broccoli.
Wonder what brine can do there…
See “An Introduction to Soil Salinity and Sodium Issues in New Mexico” (NMSU) http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/CR656.pdf