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If you thought eating vegetables harvested on Mars as pictured in ‘The Martian’ blockbuster was fiction, you were wrong. A team of Dutch scientists has not only grown crops in soil matching that of the Red Planet, but proven it safe for human consumption. Researchers at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands announced that out of 10 crops grown and harvested in Mars-simulating conditions, at least four – radishes, peas, rye and tomatoes – showed “no dangerous” levels of toxic elements found in the Mars soil, and are totally edible.Read More
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