Let’s create the conditions for a brighter future for generations to come and restore Planet’s Earth ecosystems.

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NASA and the United States Department of Agriculture joined students earlier this month to plant seeds from the space-grown red romaine lettuce in the People’s Garden in Washington D.C. Although it is doubtful the nation will reap a harvest that will be adequate to solve world hunger, the symbolism of this act is definitely pointing to a future humanitarian goal where NASA will play a critical role.

These two government agencies cemented their partnership by jointly signing a government memorandum which commits NASA and the USDA to endeavor to inspire American youth to seek careers in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The planting of the romaine lettuce seeds symbolizes planting the seed of such inspiration in the hearts and minds of young people.

As the media hypes the doom and gloom of the world’s future due to the “irreversible” effects of climate change, we cannot allow this to…

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