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Hydroponics for cheap eats in Mid-East

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Countries such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE are using hydroponics to grow food locally on a low budget.

The technology allow growers to keep costs down in arid conditions, as it uses far less water than traditional growing methods.

Philip Hampsheir reports.

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