July 23rd, 2004


The CELSS diet


A continuous supply of nutritious, safe and appealing food is necessary to sustain life. It becomes particularly essential for people who are living and working under unusual conditions where healthful food is a vital part of maintaining peak physical condition. Food also plays an important role in the psychological welfare of crew members by providing familiarity and variety in the diet. The foods that are being developed are being carefully scrutinized for an optimal balance of nutritional quality and acceptability. Processing is necessary to convert crops into palatable, safe and satisfying foods. In addition, processing also preserves food for storage in case of crop failure.

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