Humans on Mars will need to move away from complete reliance on shipped cargo, and achieve a high level of self-sufficient and sustainable agriculture. To fulfill this need, NASA-funded scientists are designing plants that can not only survive the harsh conditions but also provide oxygen, food and even medicine to astronauts while living off their waste.
Although Mars is one of the most Earth-like planet and closest to earth, Mars and Earth are different in many ways. If and when human beings are able to set up a colony on Mars, they would need a high level of self-sufficiency and sustainable agriculture, instead of 100 % reliance on shipped cargo from Earth, which is impractical.
The data collected by various scientific studies shows that the problem not only exists, but is growing in severity with each passing year.
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