Shelves of plants growing in a space station greenhouse
Video, 4 mins

Crop Growth in Space

And urban agriculture on Earth

This short animated film looks at why we need to grow crops in space and how it can help with food security on Earth. 

Luke Fountain (Animal and Plant Sciences, School of Biosciences) and researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Food worked with Humanstudio to produce the film. Luke and his colleagues are collaborating with space plant biologists and others to make growing plants in space possible. These new technologies can also be used to enable urban agriculture and provide a pathway to food security.

Institute for Sustainable Food Research

This project showcases research from the Institute for Sustainable Food - one of the University of Sheffield's four flagship research institutes.

The Flagship Institutes bring together the University's key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.

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The Film

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