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Gigantic Greenhouse Unveiled in England

June 11, 2008 at 5:00 PM | by | ()

A gigantic greenhouse complex is being built in Thanet, England. The development covers 565 square miles and will boost the UK's vegetable crop by 15 percent.

The complex, known as "Thanet Earth," will grow 1.3 million tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers year-round in seven separate greenhouses. The $157 million project is the brainchild of a British produce supplier and three Dutch farming companies. We can't help but wonder if more of these mega-greenhouses might be the answer to the whole "global food shortage" thing.

Maybe Bono can get some other eccentric rich people to buy one? Or maybe the Netherlands will build the next mega-greenhouse: This one is all hydroponic.

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