The NASA would grow potatoes on Mars

By: trademagazin Date: 2016. 01. 08. 11:10

The experiment, led by the International Potato Centre (CIP) and NASA, is a step towards building a controlled dome on Mars capable of farming the hardy crop -the wrote.


“How better to learn about climate change than by growing crops on a planet that died 2 billion years ago?” Joel Ranck from CIP said.

“We need people to understand that if we can grow potatoes in extreme conditions like those on Mars, we can save lives on Earth.”

The goal is to raise awareness around the resilience of potatoes, and fund further research and farming in devastated parts of the world where malnutrition and poverty are rife. (MTI)

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