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'People will also have to eat [on Mars and the moon], and what is more logical than to grow your own food locally?' asks the researchers' crowdfunding page. © iStock / Aphelleon

How can food grown on Mars boost food security on Earth?

By Niamh Michail

Dutch researchers have launched a crowdsourcing appeal for a project that will analyse the safety and nutrient content of food grown on Martian and lunar soil -  and the findings could prove useful for life on Earth too, they say.

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