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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated July 26)

Nourishment in space

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- Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:40:12 EST y7G/p//a No.54944
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We won't be having hamburgers in space.

Or milk or eggs, for that matter. For every cow slaughtered for food there must be an incredible amount of food grown to sustain the cow. In space stations this may not be feasible due to limited space and resources. We'd be better off focusing energy on hydroponics and a vegan diet would probably be necessary in a long term colony or space station.
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Stephen Hawking - Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:00:25 EST okoywjgZ No.54945 Reply
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But why, some say, beef? Why choose this as our goal?
We choose to grow cattle in space for delicious burgers not because it is easy, but because it is hard.
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Henrietta Levitt - Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:00:07 EST 415JX8nG No.54946 Reply
Grow a bunch of cow stem cells, throw them in a petri dish with a cell from a New York strip.

Bam! Primo choice beef in the shape of a patti, life hacks yo
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Johan Galle - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:18:21 EST KlR6M8t9 No.54949 Reply
OP youre wrong. we probably will. eventually. but in much more limited quantities, thus much more expensive. meat in general will be a luxury food. itll happen though, as long as the moneys there.
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Bart Bok - Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:22:11 EST y7G/p//a No.54967 Reply
Follow up thoughts: a limited pescetarian diet may be feasible if aquaria can be transported onto space stations. Reptiles and mice can also work and may be cheaper. It may just be simpler to embrace insects as a source of food. Growing meat from stem cells would negate this entire premise and solve a shit ton of food problems on Earth as well.
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Viktor Ambartsumian - Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:12:36 EST 9+dq42/f No.54992 Reply
>>54967
food production isn't an issue with world hunger. it's an issue of imbalanced resources.
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Thomas Gold - Mon, 09 Feb 2015 02:59:35 EST vH3CaGpi No.55012 Reply
Get your space meat here. Get your cultured meat here. It's indistinguishable from meat on Earth. All meat without the animal.
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Pierre-Simon Laplace - Sat, 14 Feb 2015 01:49:34 EST pR7ilsU2 No.55031 Reply
That feel when you already eat vegan.
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John Wheeler - Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:11:28 EST y7G/p//a No.55052 Reply
>>55031
Vegans are a superior breed ready for the diets of space life. Also they have tasty jizz
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Fred Whipple - Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:18:56 EST qk67H25/ No.55054 Reply
I'm sure they can make anything taste delicious, so meat would probably be over looked for more conventional methods to implement nutritional values in a diet.
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Giuseppe Piazzi - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:12:40 EST WlwopFuf No.55079 Reply
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You'll cowards don't even receive direct cellular nutrition delivered by blood-borne nanobots
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Annie Cannon - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:26:37 EST ksAXy5yQ No.55083 Reply
>>55079
This.

We will be able to simulate the consumption of food in our full-immersion virtual worlds.
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Joseph Lockyer - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:13:04 EST iO+2nzfS No.55085 Reply
Vegan diets will not be necessary for space colonization/exploration. There are plenty of alternatives to traditional meat, dairy, and eggs. You can already buy artificial egg and milk made from plant products. And, I mean, I guess if you were really desperate for some cheese... Well, humans are mammals... Not exactly my cup of tea, or milk as it were, but it's an option. Personally I think they should just forgo the damn eggs and milk, they're not that important. Besides, then you get to make your own SPACE CUISINE. And I ain't talking freeze dried or vacuum packaged shit, I'm talking straight up whole new style of food.

Problems with artificial milk and eggs aside, getting animal protein in space would be easy and beneficial if in the form of insects. They reproduce like crazy, are quite hardy, and could potentially subsist off of mainly organic waste and thus provide a useful recycling of resources. Plus you don't even have to know you're eating bugs, did you know there are people who make flour out of crickets and meal worms? It's called insect flour, and it can be used to make bread just like grain flour except for the fact that it has way more protein. If you're in a space station it might be better to grow meal worms and make insect flour for bread rather than trying to grow grain, thus freeing up space to grow vegetables that can provide a wider range of nutrients. The vegetables could be used to make other things like oil for cooking or juices for drinking, and any vegetable waste produced in cooking could be used to feed the insect farms.
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Hannes Alven - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:52:21 EST H5TH677h No.55089 Reply
>>54944
Had this idea of 3D printers, printing at a molecular level so that they not only food but print drugs in space.
I was on drugs but seems like a viable option for the future
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Chushiro Hayashi - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:55:42 EST 4HbkLal6 No.55090 Reply
no deep frying in space
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Thomas Henderson - Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:18:32 EST KCC23SOp No.55094 Reply
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In the future all food will come in bubble form. Bubbles are the superior shape of food. Soup? Bubbles! Sandwich? Bubbles! Sirloin? Bubbles! As log as you have a Bubble Maker 9000 and a couple barrels of molecular bubble muck you are set for life.
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Carl Seyfert - Mon, 09 Mar 2015 23:40:59 EST WhPvXqI+ No.55118 Reply
>>55093
astronaut icecream is actually just the insulation they use on the ISS
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Caroline Herschel - Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:17:28 EST KlwZpL5U No.55122 Reply
>>55093
There is no way in hell something that makes so many crumbs is going into space
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Bart Bok - Wed, 11 Mar 2015 03:21:50 EST KCC23SOp No.55123 Reply
>>55122
Which is why bubbles are the superior food shape for space
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Giovanni Cassini - Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:27:40 EST kN+jVYfG No.55146 Reply
>>55089
^ this it's been done, already, they've printed food google it..
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Vera Rubiin - Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:09:28 EST 7Ip/yKza No.55155 Reply
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>>55089
Oh man, imagine being in a StarTrek ship. Cruising through a nebula at Warp 9, smoking the dank space weed you just synthesised. An infinite supplies of all the drugs available in the quadrant.
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Robert Dicke - Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:01:05 EST jOF47H5F No.55157 Reply
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>>55155
DWI at warp 9? Yeah sign me up for that shit.
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Antony Hewish - Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:13:37 EST 4HbkLal6 No.55159 Reply
why cant we engineer spherical cows, that are entirely tenderloin?
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42 Years at Bernie's - Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:51:37 EST 0FbY93Uu No.55217 Reply
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>>54944
Sometimes I think Stephen Hawking doesn't even really know anything about space
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William Lassell - Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:08:44 EST vv5qCj4m No.55218 Reply
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>>55052
As a carnivorous man I have never tasted jizz.
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42 Years at Bernie's - Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:11:18 EST 0FbY93Uu No.55219 Reply
>>55218
Don't dip the pen in the company ink my man
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