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British Sugar switches from tomatoes to medicinal cannabis

by Futures Centre, Jan 13
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The UK’s largest tomato-growing glasshouse, owned by British Sugar, has announced that it will no longer be producing tomatoes, but rather cannabis – a key ingredient for the pharmaceutical sector. British Sugar’s award-winning horticulture business will make the switch by 2017.

The glasshouse, which covers an area of 18 hectares, produced on average 140 million ‘eco-friendly’ tomatoes a year by utilising the heat and carbon waste emitted from the closely located Wissington Sugar factory.

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