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Research for Growing Food in Space

Touch the Soil News #997 (Feature photo – EDEN ISS Indoor Farm in Antarctica – courtesy EDEN ISS)

In the Antarctica – one of the coldest and most remote places on Earth – scientists are learning how to grow food without sunlight or soil.

Called the EDEN ISS project, it looks like a shipping container with high-tech embellishments. The goal of this project is to test growing food on the ISS – International Space Station. Scientists at the shipping container greenhouse in Antarctica have been growing salad greens, cucumbers and radishes and are now working on fruits.

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