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NASA Team Reveals Space Farming System Plans

The space program reveals the greenhouse system expected to be used in a 2030 expedition to Mars.

While the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are planning a mostly meat- and dairy-free menu for the astronauts expected to travel to Mars in 2030, the space program is also putting together a greenhouse plan for the team to grow their own food. Since the trip to the Red Planet will take roughly six months to complete, NASA will implement a plant-based farming system in order for the astronauts to eat nutritious food to stay healthy for the entire journey. The Vegetable Production System will produce fast-growing plants such as leafy greens, radishes, and bok choy, and will be watered and tended by crewmembers.

Vegan Just Egg Expands to Washington DC

Food technology startup JUST expands its vegan mung bean-based scrambled egg replacer to Equinox, the second restaurant to offer the innovative product in the United States.
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Cultured Koji Dog Food Has More Protein Than Steak

An independent study found that new clean-meat startup Wild Earth's fungus-based companion animal foods contain 45 percent protein by weight—compared to only 24 percent found in steak.
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Vegan Narwhal Ice Cream Debuts for Summer

Ottawa ice cream shop Little Jo Berry's honors the "unicorn of the sea" with a blue-hued, horned, and totally vegan frozen treat.
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New Vegan Grocery Store Opens in North Carolina

In addition to a variety of grocery items, Wilmington's new store UpBeet Market features a vegan jerky tower, beer-filling station, and a variety of dairy-free cheeses.
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800 Sets of Vegan Frosting Sell in 10 Minutes on QVC

Home-shoppers snatch up Dollop Gourmet's vegan frostings made by Cupcake Wars winner and author Heather Saffer.
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