Using Seawater to Farm in the Desert

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Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Charlie Paton, Founder & Managing Director of Seawater Greenhouse, discusses sustainable tech to grow food in arid areas. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg)

And why nobody has ever thought about this before.

Since the inception of agriculture, there has been a flood of nutrients and minerals from the sea.

It is time to get some of them back.

The greenhouse is hot and sunny.

Most people think the greenhouse is a hothouse.

You think of tomatoes or cucumbers.

You have to heat it to keep the plants happy.

Talk to me about the mechanics.

Does it have to be next to the sea?

What's it has to be near the sea or the sea water some places are better than others.

You have australia and the agriculture that is in a place called the edge of the outback.

There is no agriculture there.

We get some rain fall and the evaporation is greater.

This is from the greenhouse and the nutrients they have taken.

It is the honeycomb coolers and it draws the air through.

It is actually fascinating!

Do you have government or private sponsors?

There are some who want to invest in it in a location.

Sometimes, it is a government or it is a university that is trying an experiment.

How much would it cost and what do people grow in its?

People uses in places where it is difficult to nurse their citizens.

This may be a way to support them.

Once you can grow anything in a greenhouse.

There is a high capital cost and you want to grow a crop that has a high value.

A cucumber or strawberry.

Things that have a short shelflife that go at a premium.

Could you do this all year long?

In places like that, we can grow all year around.

Temperatures are extreme and high in the summer.

You can continue to grow crops.

How big is the potential for these funds and how many will we have?

The world of greenhouses is growing.

It is in excess of 10% a year.

You protect your crop and you are drought proof.

You are not any lose your crop from the extreme.

There is a potential and hot and arid regions.

That you so much.

The managing director of the greenhouse.

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We will talk about goldman and

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