Hydroponic cucumbers were going to be Newfoundland’s economic saviour. It was supposed to be a miracle technology that would grow Newfoundland’s economy into prosperity; an enormous space-age greenhouse with cucumbers sprouting to full size in only six days.
He couldn’t sell all the cucumbers — Newfoundlanders only ate half a cucumber per capita per year in 1988 — so cows ended up munching the surplus.
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Newfoundland’s hydroponic cucumber operation is turning into an expensive pickle, 1988