Find the latest episode of "This Is Uncomfortable" here. Listen
Marketplace Scratch Pad

A cool drink of (ocean) water

Scott Jagow Feb 18, 2009

A start-up company that specializes in taking the salt out of seawater just announced a $10 million round of venture capital. Oasys claims it can produce drinkable water at half the cost of current desalination methods with a new patented process. This could be a huge breakthrough, considering the water shortage issues around the world. I mean, if we can drink the ocean for a reasonable price, we’d be set, right? This picture, though, just makes me think of too much saltwater up my nose.

Marketplace is on a mission.

We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.

Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?

Your donation is critical to the future of public service journalism. Support our work today – for as little as $5 – and help us keep making people smarter.