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Is Artificial Soil the Next Green Revolution in Farming?

October 22, 2020

Food security is one of the largest issues faced by many nations. That is why it is a central part of Sustainable Development Goal 2, Zero Hunger. Huge strides have been made through improved crops and farming techniques. Now, researchers in the Arabian Gulf are working toward another breakthrough that could have a major global impact. They are currently in the process of creating an artificial soil that would allow the desert to bloom.

With this issue in mind, Dr. Saeed Alhassan Alkhazraji, an associate professor of Chemical Engineering at Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa University and Kevin Halique, a researcher from Dr. Alkhazraji’s team, are currently developing artificial soil that would support desert-based agriculture. 

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