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Collapse Expected In The Number of Candidate Astronauts

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From Slashdot

“Science reports that silkworms may be an ideal food source for future space missions. They breed quickly, require little space and water, and generate smaller amounts of excrement than poultry or fish. They also contain twice as many essential amino acids as pork does and four times as much as eggs and milk. Even the insect’s inedible silk, which makes up 50% of the weight of the dry cocoon, could provide nutrients: The material can be rendered edible through chemical processing and can be mixed with fruit juice, sugar, and food coloring to produce jam.”

Written by omnologos

2009/Mar/05 at 06:55:50

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  1. I always said silkworms are tasty 🙂

    Ultrajenny

    2009/Mar/05 at 14:04:11


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