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Farming systems in India range from subsistence farming to organic farming, to industrial or commercial farming. This variation in types of farming in India is largely due to the fact that the climate varies significantly according to the different regions in India. The state of Rajasthan has a very desert-like, arid climate where water is …

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Hydroponics and aquaponics are two innovative methods of growing crops. Why? Because unlike traditional agricultural methods, they don’t use soil. The main difference between the two is that aquaponics takes the ingenuity of hydroponics one step further, by symbiotically combining a hydroponic growing system with aquaculture. So what is aquaculture? It’s the process of cultivating …

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Hydroponics tower in Singapore. Image credit: Leong Him Woh (Flickr)

Could we make a futuristic Indian aquaponics tower to rival this one in Singapore? Singapore also has one of the highest population’s densities on the planet – 5.3 million people live within 710 square kilometer. In any case, crowding is something we’re also familiar with India! At the moment, only about 7% of all Singapore’s …

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Image Credit: Framtiden i våre hender (Flickr)

Tristram Stuart is an English writer, food waste campaigner and winner of the international environmental award The Sophie Prize in 2011. Why we love him His book Waste, is eye-opening and shocking in its divulgence of just how much perfectly good food is wasted worldwide (apparently up to half!) His organization, Feeding the 5000, highlights …

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Vegetarians, vegans and those interested in animal rights, occasionally ask us the question – is aquaponics ethical? They worry: •If the plants can be considered edible for a vegan (as they were nourished by fish poop) •If the fish are harmed •If the fish food is vegetarian. Everyone has a different set of ethical principles …

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Image credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture (Flickr)

Will we be able to feed the huge population growth planet earth is experiencing? Are there any ways we can reduce the contamination of our water supply that comes from agriculture pesticides? As cities grow and get further away from farms, is there a way to start growing food a little close to home? The …

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Mixed aquaponic herbs! Credit: Don LaVange (Flickr)

Allopathic medicine is a great thing, however many of us are too quick to head to the drugs cabinet for day to day minor ills, which is criminal really when there are SO many natural solutions that work brilliantly! In days of yore, people’s gardens doubled up as a pharmacy, but this traditional knowledge is …

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Aquaponic lettuce! Image credit: asdfawev (Flickr)

We’ve stumbled upon the below video from Morningstar Fishermen in Hawaii and wanted to share it with you guys. It’s a great demo for what you can achieve with your aquaponics system. Theirs is a highly efficient and relatively inexpensive system, and is also a terrific example of the wide range of produce you can …

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Aquaponics pests! Image credit: Matt Reinbold (Flickr)

Unfortunately, pests are a problem for all gardeners – even aquaponic ones. An aquaponics system has to be kept completely organic, because whatever you spray on the plants will eventually make it back to the fish. If toxic chemicals are sprayed on your lettuces you will fairly swiftly have some dead fish floating around on …

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Many of us feel that accumulating new gadgets shows we are going up in the world. However there is one gadget that we do not want to see in our kitchens, and that’s the microwave. Health is the most valuable thing we have, and we were curious to hear about the mounting research that shows …

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