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Water key to Asian food bowl plan

Water key to Asian food bowl plan

Updated 22 February 2013, 9:16 AEST

The one overriding factor limiting Australia's food production is the lack of fresh water.

Given we have an abundance of space and light, solving the water problem opens up the possibility that Australia really could be the food bowl of Asia.

A greenhouse in South Australia could provide one possible future - a way of growing fresh fruit and vegetables in the desert

It uses three common natural processes, evaporation, condensation and evaporative cooling.

And the whole thing runs on the sun, wind and sea.

Presenter:David Mark

Speaker:Charlie Paton, Director, Seawater Greenhouse

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