How Farming on Mars May Help Us Farm Earth

foodnews 4.7.15 mars

In case this week’s report on NASA’s successful experiment growing lettuce on the International Space Station left you wondering what all the fuss was about—consider the implications. Mars One is scheduled to launch four humans to the red planet in 2025–people who will live their remaining days as Martians, never returning to Earth. If they ever want to taste fresh produce again, they need to learn to grow plants in a hostile environment with no oxygen or liquid water, and limited sunlight.

 

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