After years of researching crops that could be grown with the brackish water of the Netherlands, a Dutch team is poised to launch their pioneering potatoes, which are grown with sea water.

Last week the project beat 560 competitors from 90 countries to win the prestigious USAid grand challenge award for its salt-tolerant potato.

“It’s a game changer,” Dr Arjen de Vos said of Marc van Rijsselberghe’s irrigation technique, which has the potential to feed millions who lack access to fresh water.

(READ the story from the Guardian)

Story tip from Michael Slupina – photo credit: Nisha A (CC license)

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