Antarctic Extremes

What Do You Eat in Antarctica?

04/22/2020 | 12m 50s

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In Antarctica, it’s so cold that the average person needs to consume between 3,200 and 5,000 calories a day. And because the continent is frozen, no food grows there naturally. So how does the population of scientists and support personnel, hundreds of whom every year visit Antarctica’s largest research base, McMurdo Station, stay fed?

Aired: 04/22/20 | Rating: NR

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