Originally Posted by NCC-73515
Planned that since I read about it. My only problem is: Plants only! No meat! No McD!
We veggies are gonna rule the red planet and then return in order to turn all you meat-eaters Wells-style into food for ourselves.
Seriously, it is just a matter of efficiency. To quote Elon Musk, one of those young libertarian entrepreneurs (Peter Thiel would be another example) who have been successful with an internet business and wanna retain that innovative spirit via investing their wealth into such "giant leap" projects: "I'm a big fan of free choice for any future Martian colony. That said, it is likely that early Mars colonists would have a mostly vegetable diet, because of the energy and space needed to raise farm animal." (http://digitaljournal.com/article/340919