Dinner on Mars: The Technologies That Will Feed the Red Planet and Transform Agriculture on Earth (Paperback)

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“Dinner on Mars” is a fascinating nonfiction book about how and what we’ll eat when living on Mars. Assuming we are able to create a livable environment, how will we compensate for Mars colder temperatures, sun, and soil properties? Will we still eat meat? What foods can be grown in a lab, and how do we make it as satisfying as possible? I loved this book! Anything about space is fascinating to me, but Newman and Fraser are doing the kind of pie-in-the-sky thinking that makes living on Mars seem more real. I particularly enjoyed the chapters about 3D printing lab-grown “meat” to get the textures realistic - all this talk made me want to have a yummy impossible burger! The history of the pineapple was also really fun; I had no idea growing them was such a social status marker. Definitely check out “Dinner on Mars” if you’re remotely interested in deep space or how we may successfully live in it; it was written intelligently but I could still follow it easily. 
—Whitney Sheppard, Snail Readers Circle

— From Readers Circle Recommendations

About the Author


Lenore Newman is the Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is the author of the acclaimed Speaking in Cod Tongues: A Canadian Culinary Journey and the award-winning Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food. She divides her time between Vancouver and Roberts Creek, BC. Evan D.G. Fraser is the Director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph. He is the author of Beef: The Untold Story of How Milk, Meat, and Muscle Shaped the World and Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations. He lives in Guelph, ON, with his wife and three children.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781770416628
ISBN-10: 1770416625
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Language: English