Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Food factory?

The photographs below are from a glasshouse that is built near here....  about half an hour's drive.  This glasshouse is about 16.2 hectares in area altogether and produces hydroponic tomatoes all year round.  This glasshouse is in Mallala.

I have just returned from a Development Assessment Panel meeting where an even larger glasshouse project was proposed.  There were to be 8 glasshouses, each 116m x 245m and 6.9m tall.  That is about twice the size of the Mallala project.   These glasshouses are made of prefabricated panels imported from the Netherlands.  It was to be heated,  cooled and ventilated artificially... reverse osmosis water to be used for nutrient carriage and tomatoes to be grown, picked and trucked to wherever necessary all over the country.
The meeting lasted for several hours.  The proposal was defeated.  I am exhausted.

1 comment:

Fiona (posts by her mum and dad) said...

Do people in glass houses throw tomatoes?