Peru, 15 March, 2017: When humans finally land on Mars one of the first dishes made of locally grown vegetables may be the universally popular French fries.
Researchers from the International Potato Center and the University of Engineering and Technology in Lima, Peru, say potatoes could grow in Martian soil, if they are given certain nutrients and water.
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Researchers successfully grew potatoes in soil from the Pampas de La Joya desert in Peru, which they say is the closest chemically to the dry Martian soil.
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The most promising results have come from a variety of potato specially bred for extreme soil and climate conditions on Earth. VOA)