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Automated Food Production

Our food production processes are becoming increasingly automated. AGRICULTURE – planting seeds, irrigation, weeding, and harvesting can all currently be done using automation. PREPARATION – getting food ready for cooking involves things like cleaning, shelling and husking, crushing and grinding, and more. All of these tasks have been done by automation for many years. COOKING […]

Growing Food in Space

Once we establish living habitats in space, it will not be practical to lift food out of the gravity well on Earth for consumption in space. Rather, food will be grown where it is consumed, using advanced agricultural techniques and robot attendants. Gravity will be supplied by rotation of the habitat. Water used in agriculture […]