MadSci Network: Botany

Re: Are oversized vegetables the key to solving third world famine?

Date: Thu Aug 30 15:03:52 2012
Posted By: Royce Moncur, Staff, General Science and Environment, Outside Input School Services
Area of science: Botany
ID: 1340696553.Bt

Those huge vegetables are mostly water!
They are often barely edible.

They take lots of management and fertilizer to gain those sizes.

The amount of food produced per input -- water, land, fertilizer -- does not relate to individual size.

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