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Why non-renewable energy has played a part in almost everything you eat, and why we need to move toward sustainable and local food sources – such as aquaponics! It’s frightening to realize just how much we rely on petroleum for even the most basic foodstuffs. Unless you get your food from local, natural sources, chances …

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Aquaponics is ideal for urban farmers, Gaza is a great example why. With the horrific goings on in Gaza recently we are reminded of a news article we saw a while back. In recent years, conflict with Israel meant that Gaza inhabitants had severe restrictions imposed in regard to agricultural land, upon which it previously …

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As cities grow ever bigger, and more rural land gets taken over, it will become more important to grow food within the city. We like to think more people will have their own personal aquaponic farms on their roof, or that colony’s will have their own aquaponic systems to start growing their own food. But …

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I know we usually spend far more time celebrating aquaponics, however it’s close cousin hydroponics that’s caught our eye today. Our new crush in the field is Patrick Blanc, the botanical architect who we have to thank for many of the world’s most impressive ‘living walls’, such as this one pictured at the Athenaeum hotel …

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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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