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Salad from the frozen tundra?

By
Hannah Glenn
April 6, 2018
4 min read
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Here are three things people are talking about this week.

Fresh from the freezer section

Seed harvesters in Antarctica have just collected — and eaten — their first batch of lettuce, cucumbers, and radishes from a new greenhouse on the frozen continent. "It tasted as if we had harvested it fresh from the garden."

You can read more about it here on Live Science.

What this means for you: The goal of the EDEN ISS project is to advance controlled environment agriculture technologies beyond the state-of-the-art. Should our future earth become inhospitable for agriculture, we’re good.

The sky is falling (JK)  

In only a few weeks, a non-operational Chinese space station is expected to fall to Earth. Right now, they expect that it would come in between 43 degrees North and 43 degrees South, but that is a huge area and there are a lot of factors at play.

Check out the details on Spaceflight News.

What this means for you: Not much, but if you live anywhere between, say, upstate NY and southern Africa keep an eye out for falling debris.

Making kisses even sweeter

Hershey’s new Cocoa for Good program will invest $500 million through 2030 to support four key areas in Ghana: nourishing children, empowering youth, building prosperous communities and preserving natural ecosystems.

Read more about it at Bloomberg.

What this means for you: You can feel better about your mid-afternoon trip to the candy bowl. You’re helping to save the world! Snack on.

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