- Eric Peterson
- Narragansett, RI
- United States
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Sugar-eating fruits and vegetables
Normally the amount of light limits the amount plants can grow, but they are fed sugar, there is theoretically no limit. It is likely require some genetic engineering, but it may be possible to feed fruits and vegetables sugar so that the sugar from the nutrient solution is able to enter the plants' phloems. If done effectively, plants could grow so compactly that supermarkets and households can grow all they need by themselves. Customers can harvest the food at the supermarket to reduce harvesting cost. This would also reduce transportation costs and improve fruit fruit quality.