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Surviving as a Mars colonist

The first humans on Mars will probably be vegetarian, eating a lot of beans. Mars settlers will rely on their own agriculture, and Wageningen researchers will help future space explorers to survive.

"I am convinced that it is technically possible" says Professor Leo Marcelis. "But it is not easy. And the first people should not be too picky about what to eat." Together with colleagues from Norway, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Ireland, Marcelis is starting a research project on plant cultivation in space.

Read the article in de Volkskrant, a Dutch newspaper.

April 30, 2015. Photo: Colourbox.