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Vegetables grown in sea water

06-08-2010 14:40 BJT

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In Eastern China's Yancheng city of Jiangsu Province, local farmers grow their vegetables in sea water, which has meant increased income each year.

Yancheng City was a place known for its salt production 30 years ago. Now people there have adopted the new achievements from China's latest scientific research. They've transferred the saline-alkali soil into fields that can grow grapes, mushrooms, flowers and vegetables.

The crops are totally watered by sea water. The farmers say a kilo of salt used to sell for just a couple of yuan, but they can get 20 yuan for a kilo of sea water grown vegetables.

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