A Den Bosch company has succeeded in growing vegetables such as cucumbers, beans, corn and strawberries without daylight, according to local television station Omroep Brabant.
PlantLab has managed to grow the vegetables in a special laboratory using only red and blue LED lights. The company says the new method means veg can be grown without insecticides and pesticides, and water use can by cut by 95%.
PlantLab first began growing decorative plants under LED light two years ago, but experts said it would be impossible to grow seed-bearing plants using this method, the broadcaster says.
The company is allied to the HAS Den Bosch hbo college.
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