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If you’ve ever fancied eating like a rocket scientist then you can look no further than aquaponics! Could we one day grow food in space? A group of US students certainly think so! The New Jersey based class won a silver medal for their project a few years ago… and we can’t believe we’re only …

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To London. And to a place I have been looking forward to visiting. Farm:Shop is not any old café, it is an aquaponics café, where leaves and vegetables selected from the aquaponics system are used to make a variety of delicious soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as educating people on this essential method of …

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There is often a certain level of amazement when people first learn about aquaponics and how it works. No soil? The fish feed the plants? The plants grow how fast?! We like this video from the BBC showing locals pushing forward with a local food initiative ‘Incredible Edible.’ Local food is so important as it …

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“Estimates of general undernourishment – what is sometimes called protein-energy malnutrition – are nearly twice as high in India as in Sub-Saharan Africa.” – Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize Winner Did you know some of these shocking Indian food statistics… • ONE THIRD of all world hunger is in India • Over 7000 Indians die of …

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Long before aquaponics actually became aquaponics, people had been using similar methods for years… Here it is, the History of Aquaponics! Aztecs In 1000 AD the Aztec Indians settled in central Mexico near Lake Tenochtitlan. The fresh water lake was surrounded by marshes and rising hills which threw up a problem of where to grow …

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Are you asking yourself: “Why aquaponics?” Well, here’s why! Aquaponics is… 1. 100% Organic It is impossible for an aquaponics system to NOT be organic. Because of the re-circulating aquaculture, (the water from the plants is then pumped back into the fish), if chemical sprays have been used on the plants, the fish will die. …

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Over 15,000 people took to the streets of London, UK, this Saturday for a climate change march, which ended in a rally outside parliament. The event is just one of roughly 2,500 similar marches around the world calling for more action on climate change. Here’s what a few of the influential people involved are saying: …

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Step aside, organic. Sustainability is the new buzzword in farming, and for good reason! Organic farming is great and all, but with the amount of water and land required to grow a substantial amount of food – it just doesn’t cut it anymore, least of all in India with its poor soil and volatile weather. …

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In school, we are taught that plants grow in soil. If we go outside of cities into the rural areas of the country, we see traditional farmer’s fields, where the plants shoot up from the ground towards the sun with their roots firmly in the soil. Most people keep potted plants in their houses and …

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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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