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Hydroponics Bring Low-Cost Solution to High Food Prices

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April 8, 2012
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A low-cost, easy to use hydroponics system developed in the Philippines is giving small communities with little land an inexpensive way to produce their own vegetables. The system is designed to maximize yields from limited resources and is already proving its worth with bumper harvests of inexpensive, locally grown vegetables.


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