Cucumbers and Tomatoes to be Grown in Space, whilst Asda Joins Fight Against Food Waste
Published: 11 Jun 2011
News has emerged that astronauts are planning to grow cucumbers during a six-month stay on board the International Space Station.
According to the Fresh Produce journal, Satoshi Furukawa and Sergei Volkov will attempt to grow the produce on board to allow astronauts to cultivate their own food in future.
Of course, they could take ready grown produce alongside a Fresh Pod with them into space and enjoy fresh produce for up to four times as long, but it is a noble attempt at improving space-diet nonetheless.
It has also emerged that leading UK supermarket Asda have joined Fresh Pod in the fight against food waste, with a product designed to aid portion control but does not stop the ageing of produce by eliminating ethylene in the manner Fresh Pod does.