Microorganisms for sustainable food: from Earth to Space

, Microorganisms for sustainable food: from Earth to Space, TheCircularEconomy.com

The announcement from SpaceX to launch a crewed flight to Mars in 2024 inspired us to ask the question, “how do we fulfill the nutritional needs of a crew of astronauts on an 80-million-mile, three-year mission to Mars, where there are no grocery stores, farms, or resupply vehicles?” We want pancakes, with maple syrup, on Mars. iGEM ULaval and iGEM Concordia are proud to have organized a panel discussion which asks, how can synthetic biology contribute to sustainable production of food in space?

Source: www.concordia.ca

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