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Local vegetables to grow in Antarctic

ANTARCTIC researchers will be able to eat native Shanghai vegetables if they succeed in growing them without soil.
The Polar Research Institute of China signed an agreement with Shanghai's Caolu Township Government in Pudong yesterday to supply vegetables and seed, today's Shanghai Morning Post reported.
The researchers are trialing growing vegetables hydroponically, center vice dean Qin Weijia told the newspaper.
If they are successful, they plan to set up a greenhouse in three years to grow vegetables.
Currently, the only vegetable researchers are able to eat are potatoes and onions, which can be stored up to three months, according to Qin.


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