Vegetables harvested in Antarctica

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April 4, 2018 - 11:00 PM

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.

Researchers at Germany’s Neumayer Station III say they’ve picked 8 pounds of salad greens, 18 cucumbers and 70 radishes grown inside a high-tech greenhouse as temperatures outside dropped below -4 Fahrenheit.

The German Aerospace Center DLR, which coordinates the project, said today that by May scientists hope to harvest 8-11 pounds of fruit and vegetables a week.

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