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May 24 2013

Are giant 'pinkhouses' the future of urban farming? Warehouses could be turned into year-round farms


The future of year-round farming could lie not in farms, but in huge warehouses lit with an eerie pink light, researchers have claimed.

Researchers have found that tomatoes grown around LED lights in the winter can significantly reduce greenhouse energy costs without sacrificing yield - and say the technique could change the way farming works.

One US firm is already experimenting with a giant warehouse in Texas, which hides a vast hi-tech pink growing area where 2.2 million plants will only see sunlight at the end of their life.

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