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Vertical Crop Growing System

EDM number 2036 in 2008-09, proposed by Adrian Sanders on 14/10/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Agriculture.

That this House congratulates Cornish company Valcent for developing the Verticrop innovative hydroponic plant-growing system; welcomes the installation of the first project at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon; recognises the considerable potential offered by the 20 fold increase in crop yield which could reduce demand for agricultural land, allow diverse environments such as cities and deserts to produce food and protect endangered flora and fauna; notes that the system requires five per cent. of the water usually required for agriculture; and calls on the Government to support the system wherever possible, including recognition that produce from the system is organic and should not be prevented from being described as such.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Adrian Sanders14/10/2009TorbayLiberal DemocratProposed
Andrew George14/10/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley14/10/2009Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Lynne Jones14/10/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Nick Harvey15/10/2009North DevonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Angus MacNeil15/10/2009Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
Colin Breed16/10/2009South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock19/10/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer19/10/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Michael Clapham19/10/2009Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/10/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean21/10/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Paul Keetch22/10/2009HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Cook26/10/2009Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins27/10/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis27/10/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Leech28/10/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Willie Rennie28/10/2009Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned

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