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Damany309 karma

Why lettuce and not, say, soy or corn?

Damany115 karma

What are the caloric returns of lettuce rather than corn? Dumb guy question, but people say lettuce is calorically negative - it takes more calories to consume than you get from eating it. Is this a myth? Surely, you have looked at this, and the answer is favourable for lettuce?

Also: Is there something about corn or soy that makes it not work in space?

Also two: Thanks for doing the AMA. This is fascinating to me.

Damany33 karma

Do you earn any money from "Big Chicken" to do what you do?

Damany13 karma

Another question: Let's say someone from NASA calls you and says they have allocated 50 pounds/25 kilograms to you on the next manned Mars mission. They will take whatever you tell them to. What would you recommend to make the life of colonists the easiest?

Damany8 karma

You mention plant variety. If it isn't lettuce what is the next best option?