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Re: starship-design: food in space.

In a message dated 10/13/99 8:12:45 PM, bfranchuk@jetnet.ab.ca writes:

>KellySt@aol.com wrote:
>> FOOD!!  I'm doubtful space platforms would grow their own food, being
>able to
>> compete with Earths domestic sources in domestic markets?!!  No way!
>But at what cost to the earth's resources is the current domestic sources?

Negligible in the developed world (where the bulk of the worlds food is 
grown).  Even increasing production tenfold in the same acreage is considered 
doable.  Might want to start water reuse in some areas, but it doesn't 
generally seem a requirement.