Dawn Ius

Author - Screenwriter - Editor


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Copyright ©2013
Dawn Ius, author
James Grasdal, illustrator
Alberta Canola Producers Commission, publisher

Sure people have walked on the moon—but have they tried to grow canola on Mars?

Inspired by the CanoLab project, in which Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk took 250,000 canola seeds into space to determine the effects of anti-gravity on plant growth, Chase explores three climates to determine the best conditions for growing canola. But which planet will have the best crop? Chase meets with three “out of this world” farmers to find out.

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