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Farming Without Soil Seen as Solution in Land Without Water

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Growing lettuce in the desert is not most people's idea of how to make a success of farming, but Amr Bassiouny believes he is on to something. The 30-year-old chief executive of Egyptian Hydrofarms says he is growing salad greens at his farm on the outskirts of Cairo using 90 percent less water than traditional methods, and at the same time obtaining better yields. "This is important in Egypt because we have scarce water resources, so you're able to grow large quantities...

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