Watch out for sparkly spuds!


15 September 1999


Watch out for sparkly spuds!


FARMERS in the 21st Century could be growing “smart plants”, according to a presentation at the British Association of Science festival in Sheffield yesterday.


Producers could grow fluorescent potatoes and glowing wheat which would change colour when a field needs watering.

Farmers could also be driving farm equipment on paths determined by satellites orbiting the earth.


But it was predicted that fewer people would be working on farms.



  • The Independent 15/09/99 page 6

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