‘Imagine someday giant vessels growing tomato plants in the dark and on Mars’

Vishwam Sankaran Monday 27 June 2022 07:20

Scientists have created a method of artificial photosynthesis to grow plants without sunshine in an advance that could lead to new ways to grow food on Earth – and possibly one day on Mars.

Over millions of years of evolution, photosynthesis has developed in plants as a way to turn water, carbon dioxide and the energy from sunlight into plant biomass and the food we eat.