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Re: starship-design: Re:Food in space

In a message dated 10/13/99 8:35:10 PM, thing@xtra.co.nz writes:

>Everyone seems to be focusing on the financial aspect of food and 
>only at the consumption of the final product. The benefits of growing 
>produce in space environments would be high, surely. The 
>production and cleaning of air would rank up there. 

Assuming you want to use plants for life support, planting trees rather then 
crops would make more sense.  Much more even oxygen production (harvesting 
would disrupt ox output).