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Event, 2 days

Crop growth in space and urban agriculture on Earth

Led by Luke Fountain

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Tudor Square, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LG
11am–3pm, Saturday 18—Sunday 19 September 2021

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The event

Join Luke Fountain and his colleagues from the University of Sheffield who 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.

The film

Researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Food worked with Humanstudio to produce this short animated film looking at why we need to grow crops in space.

The podcast

In this podcast food security researchers Luke Fountain, Harry Wright and Alexis Moschopoulo discuss the challenges and benefits of growing food in space.


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Project led by

Luke Fountain

Animal and Plant Sciences, School of Biosciences

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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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