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Growing food in space: The Final Frontier?

As a growing shortage of arable land on Earth has led to controversial practices such as land grabs, can the solution lie in space?

Watch this report from BBC about efforts to learn how to grow food in space.  In the short-term, it is meant to supplement astronauts’ diets, but there are also long-term goals of industrial-scale agriculture.  (Or would it be astroculture?)

Posted by Michael Lucivero.