In what proved to be a great news for all the foodies out there (and for mankind as well), scientists have come to a conclusion that we might be able to grow edible food on Mars of Martian soil to be precise. Earlier, it was assumed that presence of metals such as lead, copper, and cadmium in the Martian soil will contaminate the food .However, a recent study conducted by the scientists at Wageningen University, Netherlands has confirmed that certain crops could be grown in the Martian soil.
However, a recent study conducted by the scientists at Wageningen University in Netherlands has confirmed that certain crops could be grown in the Martian soil.
What are those crops you may ask: They are radishes, peas, tomatoes and rye.
The experiment was conducted on a soil which was formulated to simulate the soil on Mars. These crops which were grown in this simulated soil were seen as safe to eat by the scientists.
Still a long way to go
This study will cover six more crops but will require more funding for the same. Also, the current results are not yet written or published meaning that there is room for peer-reviews even at this point of time.
The scientists are also garnering support from Mars One, which is a Dutch Organisation that is looking to have a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2026.
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