Growing Plants on Mars? It’s Not Science Fiction Anymore

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University of Arizona scientists have figured out how to grow food on Mars, including sweet potatoes and strawberries.

The project, a NASA Steckler Space Grant collaboration, brings together some 20 researchers from different disciplines to grow crops that could grow on Mars and the moon, all inside of one big aluminum-framed, plastic-covered cylinder.

The result: nearly 100 percent harvestable, top-quality product.

And because all materials are known and controlled, consumers of the food don’t have to worry about unexpected disease or food-borne illness pathogens — which is good news for earthlings and Martians.

More information is available here: http://uanews.org/story/the-martian-food-growing-system-it-s-here

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