By Kim Bussing
It may appear strange to hear that crops are making headlines. But this is no ordinary produce — these fruits and vegetables have been grown in simulated Martian and lunar soil! While that in itself makes them special, what makes this batch even more so is that it is safe for human consumption!
Though the possibility of growing extraterrestrial crops has only garnered widespread interest after Matt Damon’s character cultivated potatoes in “The Martian,” scientists have been testing the idea for many years. Fresh produce will, after all, be the key to establishing interstellar colonies, whether they be on the moon or the Red Planet.
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