food on mars

How to grow crops on Mars if we are to live on the red planet

How to grow crops on Mars if we are to live on the red planet

Preparations are already underway for missions that will land humans on Mars in a decade or so. But what would people eat if these missions eventually lead to the permanent colonization of the red planet?

Astronauts may one day turn poo into food

Astronauts may one day turn poo into food

Microbes may one day help astronauts on deep-space missions turn human waste into food, a new study suggests.Researchers have shown it’s possible to rapidly break down solid and liquid waste to grow food with a series of microbial reactors, while simultaneously minimizing pathogen growth.