This Engineer Is Preparing to Feed a World Without Sunlight

Food

DAVID DENKENBERGER WANTS TO BUILD a system to feed eight billion people in a world without sunlight. His inspiration: the humble mushroom. In 2011, Denkenberger was reading a scientific paper that suggested that after such a catastrophe, humans would die out, while mushrooms would thrive in the dark. According to Denkenberger, his reaction was, “Well, why don’t we just eat the mushrooms and not go extinct?”

Read more at Atlas Obscura. Photo: Søren Astrup Jørgensen/Unsplash

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