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Submission + - New Invention Lets You Roll On Your Own Garden (google.com)

jones_supa writes: The Communications Research Foundation of Finland today presented the main prize of its ThinkINK competition to a invention called Agroprint from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. The competition was about searching for new ways to use the traditional printing technology, so that the industry wouldn't completely wither along the newspaper and magazines. The novel product is a thin printed membrane that has seeds and their nutrients carefully baked into it. This gives you a ready-made biodegradable culture medium, which can be laid onto almost any kind of soil. Being inside the film, the seeds are also better protected from weeds and other threats. Agroprint is a excellent solution for small-scale subsistence farming or setting up quick plantations on areas that have food shortage.

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