Thursday, December 6, 2007

Organic in the Desert

"The UAE, largely dependent on food supplies from overseas markets, can now breathe easy, courtesy of organic foods that may actually be grown in deserts! Indeed, the UAE’s abundant natural resource – the desert sands – can be turned into fertile cultivable beds for growing organic foods, without using any chemical fertiliser, herbicide or even pesticide, says a food educator.

"My research shows that desert sands can be converted into green beds. But, to grow food in deserts, we have to mix soil and gravel with sand," says Yorkshire-born Dave Friend, who is on a visit to the UAE to spread awareness on organic food as a healthier option."

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